I have reached the point in the semester where I am physically at the end of my rope. The thought of having to read one more book, write one more paper, or participate in one more discussion is the absolute last thing on the list of things I would like to do. However, when I reach the end of my ability, God is there to take over. Where I am weak He is strong. I am relying on His strength and grace more than ever before because I simply cannot do this without Him. I know God has called me to continue in school ,and though I may not understand why, His plan is perfect. And what has carried me through today is remembering that whatever He calls us to do, He will provide the grace to carry it through.
Years ago I heard this definition of grace: The empowering presence of God to be who He created us to be and do what He has called us to do. These words have stayed with me, and I find myself, once again, looking to them for comfort and encouragement. Grace is the empowering presence of God in my life to fulfill my calling to the best of my ability. So as the last few weeks of school draw to a close, and I feel overwhelmed by the amount of work yet to be done, I will look to God for strength to finish strong. His grace is more than sufficient to meet all of my needs.