Rev. A. Linford
I CAN DO IT – WITH GOD’S HELP
“Our sufficiency is of God” 2 Corinthians 3: 5
Paul was under great stress. Persecuted’ by his fellow Jews puzzled by the strange ways of Providence pressed concern for his favourite church he asks the question.
“Who is sufficient for these things? “
Have you ever felt totally inadequate to meet the situation, wondering if you can cope with the problems of life, or maintain your equilibrium in a disordered world? You re not the only one! Even apostles and prophets sometimes found things just too much to manage. But don t stop there!
Paul had two answers to the demands laid upon him. The first was negative – “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves”.
The psychologist bids us realise our resources. Paul had a better approach. His positive answer was, “Our sufficiency is of God, who has made us able”. We can draw on the resources of God, whose limitless grace can supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus- Philippians 4.19. Inexhaustible means are at our disposal as we put our faith not in ourselves, but in God.