The world says you get what you deserve, but God’s grace gives you what you don’t deserve. There is nothing you can do to earn God’s grace. There is nothing you can do to win God’s grace. His Grace is offered freely to us.
Keep reading to find out how God’s grace works in our daily life.
God’s grace is His unmerited favor towards us. Grace means that God showered favor and blessing on us when we didn’t deserve or earn it. We deserve His judgment and wrath because of our sin. But He has shown us favor. But what sin are we talking about?
Romans 3:23 says All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God
But you might think to yourself… Why do I need to ask for forgiveness?
In our world where evil is present, the door was opened when Adam and Eve first sinned after disobeying God, our Heavenly Father. Now our world is in a fallen state and sin has infiltrated the entire human race. We’re guilty by association. And so, we carry that sinful nature within us. Did you ever disobey your parents?
We’re admittedly not perfect and simply cannot measure up to God. God cannot look at sin because he is pure and holy. Yet he loves us so much that he came in the form of a man, his son, Jesus Christ to make things right between God and man. Because Christ took our punishment, literally our death, on the cross, his blood has washed away our sin.
However, it doesn’t just happen automatically. Repenting from our sin is the key. Grace is a gift you receive once YOU turn the key. Once you acknowledge your sin and ask him for forgiveness, then the gift of grace is automatically yours. Just ask!
Romans 10:9 says, if you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
He rose victoriously from the grave to overcome death for us and now you and I have eternal life. Through a relationship with him, getting to know him, hearing him speak to your heart, as you learn from his Word, God’s grace works actively in our life on a daily basis too.
Lamentations says, 3:23 says, Each day his mercies are new.
So, when you messed up, you can take it to him, and his love, mercy, and grace are there for you.
On those days when you don’t feel strong enough, he is your strength. He is strong in you because the Holy Spirit, the comforter is there to help you.
2nd Corinthians 12:10 says, Therefore I take pleasure in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
It was the Apostle Paul who said we can rejoice in our weaknesses and trouble in this world.
In 2nd Corinthians 9:12 God reminds Paul “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength (through Christ) is made perfect when we are weak.
So Paul said, Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Throughout Paul’s life and ministry, he leaned on the Lord. He drew from God’s grace, to overcome difficulties. It’s a much more victorious life this way, rather than struggling on our own.
Even when we are weak, when we mess up, when we have a need, God is strong. He provides the strength, through his Grace for us to withstand whatever challenges that we face. God is more than enough EVERYDAY!