My Grace Is Sufficient For You

   “My grace is sufficient, for My strength is perfected in your weakness.”

 2 Corinthians 12:9

   This verse was written by Paul letting his readers know how God answered his prayer regarding a tormenting issue.  Some kind of suffering, attributed to the devil himself, was troubling Paul.  This man who had exorcised demons was now the target of Satanic attack.  Three times Paul asked for God’s intervention, to finally be told, “My grace is sufficient for you…”  Grace to endure, grace to continue in spirit of the suffering that he was experiencing. 

   About a month ago I began feeling numbness in my lower jaw, chin and irritation in my scalp on the left side of my head only.

  Seeing a doctor the next day, I was diagnosed with an infection in the nerves of my face.  Similar to shingles, it attacked the tri-facial nerve that branches over the front side of my head and face.  I took several medications that seem to have helped the skin rash, yet the pain continues.  I have asked for healing, I have also consulted the internet.  It may or may not stop hurting.  There is not a definitive word on the duration.

   I am not complaining, as many of you reading this have battled things far worse and more enduring.  I have always felt empathy for you but could not relate to such things with the exception of old age in my knees and back.  This experience is giving me a new appreciation for things that may be the way it is for long while.  

   “My grace is sufficient,” has to be just that for all of us, regardless of our health or life situation.  I believe God can heal, provide abundance in finances or in spiritual depth.  I believe He is Lord and I am not.  My prayer is that I shall always be faithful, fruitful and in favor with God.