Uncharted Territory

Many of us are heading into uncharted territory. It seems that things in our world are changing very quickly. It is hard to keep up with the big world we live in. Then there are the things that happen, change and come into our little worlds, our everyday lives, which present a whole new set of challenges that need to be navigated. We never know for sure what twists and turns are ahead.

What’s challenging you today? What experience is the Lord allowing into your territory that was unexpected or unwanted? Andy Stanley recently preached on Paul’s thorn in his flesh. Three times Paul asked to have it removed yet God’s answer was no. We know the verse that states God’s answer… “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness” 2 Corinthians 12:9. But then Andy Stanley reversed the way we usually read this verse. He said, “My power is sufficient for you, my grace is perfected in weakness.” Andy said the original words are interchangeable, but, when read this way it really makes an impact.

You and I don’t know what is ahead as we navigate through our day. Whatever comes our way I am praying that His power is sufficient and His grace will be perfected in our weakness.

May His power and grace lead you and guide you through your territory today.


Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves in Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

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