Thoughts

His Grace is Sufficient

September 7, 2013

His grace is sufficient for every day.…the thought struck me anew as I sat pondering the days ahead. Life is good and so sweet, but I still worry at times. I wonder how I’ll be able to accomplish everything I want to do. I wonder about the years ahead and what they hold for me. The future is uncertain. Life is full of “what if’s.” It’s easy to become doubtful. It is easy to get caught up in what could happen instead of trusting in the goodness of God.

Trust.

It’s a hard thing to do. I am tempted to be anxious, but then I remember that God has numbered my days. He has placed me exactly where I am at now. He directs my very steps in the first place. He hems me in, behind and before. In Christ, He loves me more than I can imagine. Not for a moment will He forsake me.

I love this prayer by Elisabeth Elliot:

Lord, give to me a quiet heart
That does not ask to understand
But confident steps forward
In the darkness guided by Thy hand 

His grace is sufficient for each day. There will be new mercies for tomorrow, so don’t try to conserve today’s grace. May we not lose sight of the goal and may we press on with a quiet heart in the strength that God supplies, living each day to its fullest for the glory of God!

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    Hannah Armour

    September 8, 2013

    Thank you, Brookie, for sharing your thoughts. They are always so sweet, and just what I need. I have been thinking of this lately as well. Why is trusting so hard when we serve the Lord – all knowing, faithful, good, and loving – why? What a day it will be when we are recreated perfectly in His image! Until then, we are constantly learning, aren’t we!?! I am glad that I can travel this road with you, my friend. God is good.

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      Brooke Noble

      September 9, 2013

      Oh, I know it. I ask that question myself…but what a day it will be indeed when we are a new creation in Christ! Love you, sister!

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    Becca

    September 8, 2013

    So true. What a wonderful, comforting reminder, Brooke. Thank God for His wonderful grace!

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      Brooke Noble

      September 9, 2013

      Yes, His grace is amazing. He is SO patient with me!

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    Anna

    September 9, 2013

    I love the prayer too Brookie! Thank you so much for sharing this! One of the best posts (from all the blogs) I’ve read in a long time! :) You are such a blessing!
    ~Anna

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    Brooke Noble

    September 9, 2013

    I’m glad you were encouraged, Anna – praise God! I love being able to write down what He’s been teaching me. Walking with Him is an incredible journey, isn’t it!?

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    Kaitlyn

    September 16, 2013

    Thank you for sharing and encouraging me! :) I know that especially for me, it can be hard to trust God in the little things. I love that prayer by Elisabeth Elliot. A quiet heart that does not ask to understand. Love you Brooke!

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      Brooke Noble

      September 16, 2013

      Yes, I am a planner and I always like to know what’s going on and what to plan for. It’s a challenge for me to walk in faith. Love you, too!

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