Is the Grace of God Truly Sufficient for My Daily Concerns?

“What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.”
~Rick Warren

I fail in so many ways. Just the past 7 days I

  • backed into someone else’s car,
  • nearly backed into our own car,
  • forgot some important paperwork for my son,
  • became a bit too pushy with my other son,
  • grew impatient with Rachel’s incessant inquiries about her brothers,
  • and ordered a device I didn’t need because I failed to look at the warranty information of my current one.

And those are just the failings that immediately come to mind! Can you relate?

Every day is filled with moments when we fall short and other moments when life circumstances drag us down. 

In the big scheme these may seem like minor issues, but such everyday happenings take their toll on me, and I’m sure they do on you too. 

We need a constant infusion of hope to keep going.

God of all grace...

Grace-Driven Hope

As Christians, we know the hope of Christ for our salvation, but many of us wonder about His grace for the dailiness of life. At least I occasionally slip into that trap.

We know the hope of Christ for our salvation, but many of us wonder about His grace for the dailiness of life. Click To Tweet

We ask, in a nutshell: Is God in the little things? Does He care about my daily concerns?

In another nutshell: Yes!

Not that He has His hand in whether we paint our fingernails or have ham instead of beef for supper. But when we experience distress (of any size), God cares, and His grace covers it.

When we experience distress (of any size), God cares, and His grace covers it. Click To Tweet

Why? Because we are His children, and He loves us!

It is tempting to think our problems aren’t big enough for God to concern Himself with. But if the Lord only cared about our eternity and not our present, why not provide salvation in another way and spare His Son (and Himself) the agony of  persecution and crucifixion?

Grace of God for All Sizes

God wants relationship and part of that is providing for us daily! 

The Lord says, “My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Corinthians 12:9). He doesn’t say only if your problems are this big or involve this much pain. Since our distress is a big deal to us, it is a big deal to God.

When I have to clean up my daughter’s mess every day, it is a big deal.

When you’ve been in the house for 3 days straight with a feverish and vomiting 1 year old, it is a big deal.

When your teenager flips in your face, “I hate you,” as she slams the door, it is a big deal.

When your car breaks down yet again and you know your check will bounce, it is a big deal.

When it’s already been a long day and you have a screaming baby and fighting toddlers in the grocery store, it is a big deal.

When your young adult is making decisions that break your heart, it is a big deal.

When the music stops in the middle of your dance, for whatever reason, it is a big deal.

And God cares.

If Jesus cared enough to change water into wine at a wedding (John 2) …

If Jesus cared enough to call the little children to Him (Matthew 19:14 and Mark 10:14) …

If Jesus took the time to speak to the woman who received healing by touching His hem (Luke 8:43-47) …

… then we can rest assured He cares enough to provide for our daily concerns as well.

The grace of God has sufficient length, depth, and breadth to do just that.

Yes, thank God we have His amazing grace to ensure we’ll be dancing for all eternity! But we also have His daily grace for the dance of this earthly life!

No matter the size of your problems, they don’t stand a chance against our Big God. After all, they are always temporary, while His grace, it is eternal.

Our problems, no matter the size, are temporary, while God's grace, for every day of our life, that's eternal! Click To Tweet

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10

Reflections: What aspect of your life do you wonder if God cares about? Do you question the length, depth, and bread of His grace for your daily concerns? Read the accounts of Jesus’ care I reference above, then rest in the knowledge that His grace is truly sufficient for all sizes, for the temporal as well as the eternal. 

Closing in on 4 years of counting and I’ve surpassed 4,000 gifts in Ann Voskamp’s Joy Dare! What a blessing! Here are numbers #4038–4058. Read my entire list by clicking here.

  • *On the receiving end of a couple’s grace today: means so much when someone extends such grace; *Many outstanding to-do items checked off; *Interacting with Joey and Rach throughout the day, even when “at work”
  • Morning meeting on a lake with sweet ladies; Lunch with a dear friend; Walk with my guy to end the day
  • Enough black raspberries picked for preserves and special Liebesbriefe pastries; Girl’s night at the barn; Chilling with Rach on the Pooh garden bench
  • Curling up on the couch in the morning sun; Breakfast in the barn, just Rach and I; Seeing trees we planted now 20+ feet tall
  • Day spent with Mom; Rachel’s excitement at spending the night with Grandma and Grandpa’s; A mother who wears the same size shoes as you do: scored!
  • *Rain stymied our morning exploring but gave us time to play games with Mom/Grandma; *Making a diaper cake with my sweet sis-in-law; *Rach loving on a baby toad, blowing him kisses and happy when we saved him from the road‪
  • Successful send of the boys to church camp for a week; Spotting a family of ground hogs along the road; Evening sunrays filtered through the trees

By His grace ≈


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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

3 comments on “Is the Grace of God Truly Sufficient for My Daily Concerns?
  1. Lisa Guetzko says:

    Your blog post and scripture reference could not have come at a better time, Julie! Praise God for His divine timing and your beautiful insight!

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