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Sufficient Grace

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.  2 Corinthians 12:9

Photo courtesy of pixabay.We came home and she was gone, lying in a pool of fluid.

We loved our dog, Koko, for twelve years. I was devastated. The pain of losing a loved one was evident in the agony of my cry. As the days went by, I heard God through the strength of my five-year-old saying, “It’s okay, mommy, she had a long life.” These words gave me immediate comfort.

Then I realized God prepared us for Koko’s passing. The day before, my husband and I met a pleasant woman who told us about her dog that had the same name as ours. She struggled as she told us how her dog passed. On the day Koko died, we noticed a difference in her breathing but thought it would go away. So we went to church. The message was that God won’t take the trial away but will give grace to see you through.

When trials come, they can hit like a pitcher throwing a baseball ninety miles an hour. But it’s important to realize God is always with us through the storm. Sufficient grace means He has our back during the hard times. When we depend on Him, we discover a peace inside us. Through our weakness, God works wonders in our lives.

If you need God’s sufficient grace, He is always there. It hasn’t been long since my Koko passed, but I feel God’s grace and hear His still voice comforting me every day.

God is concerned about everything in your life. Let Him comfort you when you need grace.

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April Ready

With a BA in broadcast journalism from University of North Florida, Army veteran April Ready has been writing poetry and screenplays since the age of sixteen. Her true passion for writing books flourished with the birth of her daughter. After ten years as a pharmaceutical representative, she has now put all her energy into her passion, which is writing and touching people’s lives. April’s children's book, Up and Away on My First Flight, is the tool she uses as she tours schools, teaching children how to deal with fear and anxieties. April lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband Jamel, daughter Brielle, and their crazy but loveable chi weenie dog Koko. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Writer’s Guild of America West. www.cubventures.com