Originally posted on March 6, 2012.
Remember the movie “What About Bob?” I have to say, it’s one of my all time favorites. The opening scene, with Bill Murray playing Bob who’s an obsessive compulsive so afraid to leave his apartment that he has to talk his way out, says to himself, over and over : “I feel good. I feel great. I feel wonderful. I feel good. I feel great. I feel wonderful.”
Check out these words from the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:
“in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Maybe the connection between Bob’s fear and Paul’s weaknesses is a stretch, but the truth remains: the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is sufficient for you, and it’s sufficient for me. Maybe this morning, or earlier this week you had to try and convince yourself that you felt good; you felt great; and that you felt wonderful; when in reality you were fearful and anxious about something. I don’t know what that something is in your life, but be encouraged, and live today in the truth that HIS grace is sufficient!