Written by Lizelle Deyzel

The last few weeks I have felt so pressed.
My back had been against the wall in many moments.
There were emails, deadlines, tests, zoom meetings, house chores and a plethora of other to-dos.
I have felt at times like a piece of dough that someone was busy stretching and  s  t  r  e  t  c  h  i  n  g.
I have cried, because sometimes there was simply too much to do and time was not on my side.

But then, in the dark of night a still small voice whispers: “My grace is sufficient for you.”
I know these words, I have heard them many times before, in theory it is a beautiful verse.
The verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9:
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”

Here in my weakness and my mess that is called my life these are the words I hear.
“My grace is sufficient for you.”
Again, that is what is whispered.

These are the type of words I cling to.
To hold on to my peace.
To hold on to my Comforter.
My Father knows how to encourage my weary soul.
He will never leave me nor forsake me.
Even when I have not been at my best, or my most upstanding self, He still comforts my weary soul.

While painting this morning, I was inspired to paint a picture of wine being poured into a wine glass.
In the process of painting I just started laughing with great joy bubbling over in my heart.
I searched for a verse relating to wine in the YouVersion Bible App and came across Psalm 4:6-8.
Many people say, “Who will show us better times?”
Let your face smile on us, Lord.
You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

My Father keeps me safe.
Again, “My grace is sufficient for you.”
So, I will sing into the night of how God’s grace is sufficient for me.
I have joy.
I have peace.
I am going to be okay.

Friends, in closing I declare these lyrics of the Blessing that was recently sung by many worshippers in Port Elizabeth. I declare this over you and your family:
The Lord bless you
And keep you
Make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn His
Face toward you
And give you peace

I would like to give a special thanks to Simoné Roberts, from the Inside Out girls group, who recently shared her own testimony of "My grace is sufficient for you" and how God has helped her with her own difficulties. It has touched my heart deeply ❤️