Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My grace is sufficient for you

Dear Friends,

Thank you for stopping by my Word-Filled Wednesday (WFW) and Thankful Thursday (TT) post. I am combining these 2 in order to share the same picture and verse for WFW with my TT friends.

(My brother took this lovely photo at Muriwai Beach, Western Auckland, New Zealand.)

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

♥ Thank God that He has promised in His Word that His grace is sufficient for us! As we face many challenges daily, we can take comfort in the assurance that God will give us grace to go through them. Are you overwhelmed today by your circumstances or challenges or difficulties? May God's precious promise encourage and strengthen your heart as you press on in His strength!

♥ I thank God that He has granted me much grace and strength in these recent weeks of many challenges. As I recover from my relapse of my illness, I am facing much challenges of pacing myself moderately while coping with family, church, work, blogging and other commitments. Thank God that day by day I am learning that His grace is sufficient for me. Though I am weak, He is strong and His strength is made perfect in my weaknesses!

♥ I thank God that He has given me much grace to serve Him through blogging. I am in the midst of praying and making some changes to my blog. Due to the terrible stigma that is still associated with mental illness in my country, I have changed my photo to a new picture of a beach. This is to protect my privacy. As I am seeking ways to earn a living to support my mother and myself, I felt compel to make this change.

I have also created this new blog. If you notice, this is actually a new blog ( with a copy of all my previous posts. I intend to post all my full posts on this blog from now onwards.

I will post short excerpts of my full posts on my original blog at for the benefit of my readers who are not able to read my full post. I realized that sometimes I post very long and my readers may not have the time to read my full post. So my excerpts will hopefully benefit these readers.

♥ I thank God for my family, church, friends and every one of you my blogging friends and visitors.

♥ I am thankful to God for the prayers and encouragements of so many of you! It is my joy and privilege to meet all of you through blogging! I am greatly blessed and encouraged by many of you. Thank you for your friendships!

May you find rest in God's love, mercies and sufficient grace in whatever you may go through today and every day :)

For more Word-Filled Wednesday participants, do
visit Amy at The 160 Acre Woods. It will be a very blessed and encouraging experience for you.

For more participants of Thankful Thursday, do visit Iris at Sting My Heart.

Thank you for stopping by. Thanks for your encouragements. Hope you have a blessed day!

Recent posts:

Video on "Depression - A Stubborn Darkness" by Edward T Welch (M4M)

The Faithfulness of Divine Love because the Lord is my Shepherd (FFF & TSMSS)

Come unto me.... and I will give you rest
(WFW & TT)

Depression and bipolar disorder are illnesses just like any other (M4M)

Amazing Grace (FFF & TSMSS)


Debra Kaye said...


Truly, a great promise from the Lord. His grace is sufficient! Praise Him!

When I met you several weeks ago, I placed your name in my prayer journal along with some more of my new precious bloggy friends. I have come to treasure your wisdom and your encouragement.

Please remember all of the praises that you have lifted up to your King and know that it has been a sweet aroma to Him. Know how much He loves you. So very much.

May He continue to bless your blogging efforts as you reach out to others and encourage them. May your relapse be met with grace and sweet mercy at every turn of your sweet face.

Blessings to you today, my dear sister. Abundant blessings.

Anonymous said...

I hope I am first here! Congrats on your new blog..

Love the verse, how true!

I am also up with my WFW, and guess what, I have my Thankful Thursday scheduled for tomorrow too! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new blog...I just came from there!

Peggy said...

Blessings Nancie, YES His Grace is sufficient!!! And I'm so thankful
for His Grace & WOW a new blog!!!

Beautiful photo from your brother & a great verse! I've had this verse on my mind since the weekend but don't worry I did not choose it! I think it's because of the song...His Grace is enough!!!(which means you can add that song and have this for TSMSS also- it's by my singer from today's post and the title is Your Grace is enough)!

I will comment later for TT! But I love your THANKFUL heart!

Edie said...

Hi Nancie! I always love your thankful heart. Learning that He really is enough, more than enough in our weakness is a hard lesson but is so worth it.

God bless you sister!

Addicted to Beadz said...

Hey Nancie,

Great post. His grace is always sufficient!


i said...

His grace is sufficient! Thank you for sharing this, Nancie. Your posts are always so encouraging and comforting!

Wow, new blog! Way to go! Love the picture of the beach. It's beautiful!

Remain blessed!

sailorcross said...

Thank you,Nancie, for starting my day with God's encouraging words through you!

The picture and verse are beautiful.

I'll remember these words through my day today, carry them in my heart.


Casdok said...

A wonderful post and a fantastic photo from your brother.

Unknown said...


Once again another beautiful post!

Oh do I love that verse and truth!

He keeps showing me personally how His grace is more than sufficient for me. AMEN LORD!

Blessings to you dear friend,

God Chaser said...

A wonderful word and thankful list. his grace is suffiecien t and I am so glad. It is great to ave met you and I pray God's blessings for you as you seek a job. remember god already has the job for you. You just have to walk into it. Be blessed my sister.

Kristi said...

Where would we be without His grace. Thanks for this post today.

Laurie Ann said...

Great post, Nancie! Yes, His grace is sufficient. And so precious, too. Great idea about changing blogs - I will be praying it will be a positive change. I really wish the stigma would go away - people just aren't educated on it, are they?

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my WFW post. Kristyn is fine now. It took about 3 months but she recovered. Nolan just turned a year old August 28.

Anonymous said...

That is fantastic about the new blog! Have to check
it out!!

My apologies for not getting back in touch!! Both your TT and WFW is such a faithful reminder of what a wonderful Lord we serve.

Amydeanne said...

his great is more than enough! amen!!

Sunny Shell said...

Sweet sister Nancie,

I LOVE, LOVE this beautiful picture of God's creation! Thank you for sharing it with us!

And I rejoice with you in my weakness, as God's grace surely is sufficient for us, as I was reminded of this just this a.m. Christ exhorted His disciples in the garden of Gethsemane saying that although our bodies are weak, our spirit is willing.

And truly our spirits are willing to rejoice in God our Savior, as we are grateful to be reminded that in our weakness is when we are strong in Christ! Psalm 73:25-26

I'll be praying for God to provide you with a new job!

Bless you sister,

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancie,

His grace is truly sufficient and what a comfort that is to hear! I love that verse and the picture is beautiful. Thank you for starting my day out with comfort in the Lord and faith that He will get me through :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful and I am so thankful for His amazing truly is sufficent.

Blessings to you today.

Alexis said...

Wonderful post Nancie, His grace really IS sufficient! It's even MORE than sufficient. Thanks for explaining why your pretty face wasn't on the page anymore. I understand, and I remember what you look like now so we can just deal with it! Thanks for being you, and for sharing so openly.

Anonymous said...

I am so grateful to have found your blog through WFW. I have recently rededicated my life to Christ and I am learning more all the time. I was recently diagnosed with bipolar, currently experimenting with meds and doses, and I just have to keep telling myself that God won't give us more than we can handle! I am adding you to my reader!

Melanie said...

Hi, Nancie. I am so thankful that His grace is sufficient!!

Anonymous said...

came across your site may the Yahweh Heal you in the the name of Yeshua. please read 1Peter1:3-12. God bless you and yours.

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

Amen, how wonderful! That photo is awesome and God's word fits it perfectly.

God bless you!

Unknown said...

Hi Nancie,

Girl, what a neat post and photos. I appreicate your willingness to share your struggles to help others find healing. Love you girl. Lynn

Anonymous said...

you have been and still is an inspiration to a lot of people including myself. thank you for sharing your pains and victories in the Lord. may God embrace you always with His love and protection. (((HUGS)))

Susan said...

Hey Nancy,

So blessed about your new blog! I was so sorry to read you had a relapse.

Praying you are much better now.

Loved your beautiful graphic.

Keep holding on to Jesus my sweet friend~

Happy TT!

Darlene said...

Beautiful picture and the verse you used with it is perfect! Thank for sharing your heart!
Happy WFW & TT!
Sweet Blessings,

Michele Williams said...

I certainly understand your struggles. As you know, my family struggles with mental illness as well. It doesn't matter what country you are in, bipolar especially has a very big stigma. Even in America people can treat you as if you have something contagious. I commend you dear sister for wanting to minister to others and also taking care of yourself and your mother. God bless you dear. Hold on to His promises, they are true and they are sufficient.
Love you dear friend.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Nancie,

((Hugz)) Please know that you are in my prayers and you are truly an inpsiration to me, your honesty and strength gives me hope and understanding for family and friends who battle various mental disorders. Thank you for having the courage to share , you are helping and encouraging so many my sistah!!

Luv ya Lorie

Erica said...

I am encouraged that even when you go through trials, you are honest and transparent to share them in order to heal and bring encouragement to others. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thankful Thursday, Nancie! I have another award for you. Thank you for sharing all your uplifting posts!

Carrie said...

Dear Nancie,
Please go here for an award to you:
Carrie – Oak Rise Cottage

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancie! Just letting you know that I am giving your site to a church mate of mine who has a teenage daughter with bipolar, told her you can be an inspiration to them :)

God bless you and yes "we are more than conquerors" for HIS GRACE abounds in us.

Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Praying that God will carry thru your struggles, changes and joys with His perfect grace.

becky aka theRAV said...

I missed you last week. When I didn't see your name, I wondered if something was wrong. I am sorry you had a relapse but hope you are much better now. Thank you for what you said today. It was something I needed to see and read due to what we are going through this week. When it rains, it pours then the sun always comes back out.
I am sorry you felt compelled to remove your beautiful smiling face but I understand and the photos of the beach are lovely. I tend to write L-O-N-G posts too so don't feel bad. Keep the faith.

Tricia said...

I too am so very thankful for the grace of God! If it were not for God's grace, I have no idea where I would be... but by His amazing grace I am a wife and mother, and a woman who is in desperate pursuit of Him...

I love the photo also, it is a gorgeous place, full of the glory of God.

Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting my blog!


Anonymous said...

Congrats with this new blog. I pray for God to give you strength to keep all your commitments and wisdom to decide which to keep -if you cannot accommodate everything. Have a blessed day!

Peggy said...

Blessings Nancie...Your thankfulness is always so authentic and straight from the heart to the heart of God! You give thanks in all and we can be confident that His Grace is enough...
He is aMazing! His grace is aMazing!
Your rising above the challenges & moving forward at a good pace is amazing! Your thankfulness in all things is aMazing! Thank God that His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses and the power of Christ rests upon us! I find much strength in this verse and power to be MORE THAN A CONQUEROR like you! Still loving the photo with this verse!

Enjoying your new blog! Happy TT!
I did not realize until I came back that my focus towards Grace was because you had inspired me and planted that seed. I was not going to post a TT but when I found out and then sent an email that it was Iris' birthday, I knew I had to and not miss out. I think I'm drying up & maybe getting better. Now I need to rehydrate more! Please keep praying as I will for you! Hope you are doing well!

Vickie said...

Hi Nancie,

2 Corinthians1:3&4 says "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

This is exactly what you have been doing here. You are doing such a beautiful job of comforting others with the word of God as He has comforted you in your times of distress.

I pray God continue to use you and the beautiful spirit you display here. May He enlarge your borders as you seek to share His peace with others.

Thank you for your encouraging words and prayers for my son Chad. He is now recovering after the surgery, taking short walks and sitting up. Praise be to God for a full recovery.