for several years that a particular thorn would be removed.  But the Lord has not seen fit to remove it.  No matter what I do, it WILL NOT go away.

It is still there.  Big.  Ugly.  

Right. In. My. Face.


But he said to me, 
“My grace is sufficient for you, 
for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 

2 Corinthians 12:9a

And it wasn’t until Sunday that I heard these words in a different light.  I have read these words more times than I can count in the last few years.  I know full well that His grace is sufficient, but it was just now – this moment in time – that it clicked.
Sometimes, our weaknesses, our thorns are – in some ways – a blessing.  It is that sense of gratitude for ALL things that change our minds.  My mind.  That sense of gratitude that allows me to embrace the promise that HIS GRACE is enough.
As Ann says, “all is grace.”  
And it is.

Continuing my gratitude list…
653. grace.  HIS GRACE.
654. ears that FINALLY heard.
655. a diagnosis.
656. antibiotics.
657. rain.
658. a successful 4 mile race.
659. blessings in disguise.
660. a chance to play.
661. friends that know me.
662. answered prayers.
663. acceptance of thorns and learning to deal with them.
664. encouraging comments from readers.
665. knowing I am doing His will.
Joining today with Michelle at Graceful for

and Ann at a Holy Experience for Multitude Mondays
Friends, as I have struggled with my writing for the last few months many of you have been there. Encouraging me and praying for me.  Last week I received some of the most encouraging comments that I have ever received on this blog.  Thank you.  It makes a difference to know that some way, some how HE just might be using this small place on the Internet to encourage others.  Thank you so much for stopping, reading and especially for taking the time to leave a comment.

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