Not only is He able to make all grace abound but, His, “grace is sufficient for you, for [His] power is made perfect in weakness.” His grace through the trials and struggles is more than we can ever know. He will deliver in massive ways. Trials and difficulties are most certain in this life. They will come along, and usually at the least opportune times. They make life very difficult and painful at times. But God’s grace is ever abounding to us. It is always sufficient for us. It is most amazing when we open our eyes and hearts to it.
Like this lady I know who was hit by a drunk driver. She was minding her own business and then Wham hit. Not only hit but then paralyzed from that day forward. She has been in a wheelchair for years. Yet, she is not down and out. She is not stressed or distressed over this. No, she has a joyous attitude about it. She makes statements like, “Well that young man cleaned his life up after that. He does not drink anymore and is living a fine life.” And, “Just look at all the work I have provided for people. Many people have been able to have a job and work and provide for their families because of their care for me over the years.”
That is resting in the all-sufficient grace of God. She could have been bitter and hate-filled, but she is not. She could have become a recluse and have pity parties for herself, but she did not. No, she chose to rest in the grace of God. She has a joy-filled outlook on life because of His grace in her life.
We can all have that same outlook regardless of the circumstances. We can be joyous in all situations. This is something that is called for by James 1:2–3 where he says, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” When we rest in God’s grace, that is when we see that trials refine us, that they strengthen us rather than weaken us.
But this is only accomplished when we rest in God’s amazing grace. Only when we allow Him to be the one who guides us and fills us with His wisdom. His grace is sufficient for us in all things if we allow Him to have it be so. That is what we need to trust and rest in rather than our own understanding. God is Able to Make all Grace Abound to Us if we will receive it and take joy in Him.
He will make us glad. He will guide us and comfort us. He will make a table for us to sit at before enemies. In our rest and trust in Him, He will restore our souls and make our cup run over. He will lead us through pain and misery. Then in our time, we will “dwell in the House of the Lord forever” (Ps. 23:1-6). Rest in that grace today and every day moving forward. We serve a good and loving and compassionate God who will make all grace abound to us.