And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV)
This verse was the focus of our devotions at work on Wednesday. The context is financial (which, given my work responsibilities, was very relevant) but Jon Bloom pointed out that Paul opens it up much broader than that:
- All grace
- All sufficiency
- All things
- All times
- Every good work
The one who is providing this is God. This is the same God who knows everything about everything, including how he is orchestrating all things for our good.
I know what it is like to get another medical bill and wonder exactly how it will be paid. We have had times when we’ve been bone-tired, yet Paul (or some other child) needed attention. The emotional reservoirs frequently feel empty.
But my perceptions of reality are not reality. God is acting in ways we cannot begin to understand, for his glory and for our good. Someday we will see clearly. In the meantime, we have promises like 2 Corinthians 9:8.
And the certainty of eternity with Jesus!