The Lord says, “My grace is sufficient” (2 Cor. 12:9). There is a great difference in grace and guilt. I often say, “Christians are saved by grace but many serve by guilt.” Some leaders are known to use guilt to motivate others. Some say, “I go to church because I feel guilty when I don’t.” Grace, not guilt, should be our motivation for service. Paul learned that God’s grace is always sufficient. What is sufficient? Sufficient: enough to meet the needs of a situation or a proposed purpose; adequate for the purpose; enough; just right. As sufficient proof, sufficient protection, or sufficient needs. No matter what may abound in your life, His grace will always “abound more” and be sufficient for your need. “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” (Rom. 5:20).
God’s grace will abound always “more” than the situation you face. There are times when others are not sufficient or able to meet your needs. The word “sufficient” is misunderstood in today’s language. For example, you could say, “He is a sufficient husband.” This could mean he is just average or acceptable. As one man said, “There is nothing I would not do for her and there is nothing she would not do for me. So we do nothing for each other.” There are times we must go to the Lord because He alone is able to sufficiently meet our needs. “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Cor. 9:8). “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think…” (Eph. 3:20). The song states, “He’s able – I know He’s able!” His grace will always excel and exceed your need. “…our sufficiency is of God” (2 Cor. 3:5).
He can sufficiently do for you what you cannot do for yourself. As a woman looked at the large ocean she said, “Thank God for something where there’s enough.” There is always enough air to breathe and you do not exhaust the supply of oxygen. The more you receive, even much more remains. God’s unmerited, unearned, uninterrupted, and undeserved grace is and will always be e’nuff (southern word). No matter how much grace is needed, there will always be much more available as His grace never decreases. As He gives His grace, it remains unchanged, unlimited, and unwavering. His grace never diminishes, dims, or decreases. His grace never fades, falters, or fails. As He said to Paul, He can say to you, “My grace is sufficient” (2 Cor. 12:9. His grace has been (past), is (present), and always will be (future) e’nuff . We all can say as the woman at the ocean, “Thank God for something where there’s e’nuff. Selah!