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Be Strong in Grace

2 Timothy 2:1

You, therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

We often look at those we consider to be strong and admire their abilities, even wishing we had the same qualities that make them strong. Paul urged Timothy, however, to be strong in the grace of Christ Jesus. Rather than looking to our own strengths, we are to rely upon the finished work of the cross as our strength to endure difficult times.

There are just some things in life that we cannot do by our own merit. One of those is salvation. We must rely upon Christ and the sacrifice He made for us to have a right relationship with the Father and to inherit eternal life. The law exposes our sin, and we are left guilty before a holy God. The blood of Jesus, however, cleanses us from sin and imputes His perfect righteousness to us. Through any trial or temptation we face, when our own strength fails us, the grace of God still holds us.

When you’ve come to the end of your rope and don’t know what to do, rely upon the grace that is in Christ Jesus. He has an answer. When you’ve done all you can do, simply stand in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. When every door has shut, there is still one open to Christ. When you can’t be strong by your own merit, be strong in the love He has for you. He loved you so much that He gave His own life for you, so you can count on His grace to get you through whatever difficult time you now face. His grace gives you strength to continue in the faith and to finish your race. His grace is stronger than you are, and it has the power to take you far beyond anything you could ever imagine. Submit to Him in weakness, and watch grace take you to a whole new level!

Have a blessed day!

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