13. What is a Miracle?
I Have No Cause For Anger Or Fear, For You Surround Me. And In Every Need That I Perceive Your Grace Suffices Me.168
Father, let me remember You are here, and I am not alone. Surrounding me is everlasting love.169 I have no cause for anything except the perfect peace and joy I share with You. What need have I for anger or fear? Surrounding me is perfect safety. Can I be afraid, when Your eternal promise goes with me? Surrounding me is perfect sinlessness. What can I fear, when You created me in holiness as perfect as Your own?
2. God’s grace suffices us in everything that He would have us do. And only that we choose to be our will as well as His.
. A Course In Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition.
Footnote 168. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (DBY): “And he said to me, My grace suffices thee; for my power is perfected in weakness.” This comes from an account related by the Apostle Paul in which he was given a “thorn for the flesh”—a physical ailment—and when he asked the Lord to heal it, the reply was that his grace was enough for Paul, for “my power is perfected in weakness.” In light of this, the meaning of this second sentence in today’s idea could be “I have no cause to feel in need because Your grace completely fills my sense of need.” This may sound as if God’s grace does not meet our earthly needs. However, the next lesson clarifies the issue: “Our Father knows our needs. He gives us grace to meet them all” (W-349.2:1-2).
Footnote 169. Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV): “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.”
I have no cause for anger or for fear, for You surround me. And in every need that I perceive Your grace suffices me. I meditate on above prayer today, and in quiet I wait to hear my Father’s Voice. I pray for all my brothers and myself for continued guidance, wisdom, discernment, protection, and illumination, of The Way, The Truth, The Life, in Christ Jesus, Amen. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!
God is Love
Love is God
I choose Love