I have been gracious and I don’t have any more grace to give you. (Arizona Robbins to Cali Torez on the television show Grays Anatomy).
I almost fell off the bed .. what if Jesus said that?
It literally caused me to pause because I considered if those words were used by God. How would I recover if God felt that way toward me?
My heart caused me to seek the word of God to see what HE said concerning his grace.
“But the Lord said, “My grace is all you need. Only when you are weak can everything be done completely by my power.” So I will gladly boast about my weaknesses. Then Christ’s power can stay in me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 ERV
I am so thankful for his grace that covers me, his mercy that forgives me and his peace that consumes me. I keep moving forward, accepting that I am flawed but still loved. Accepting that I am broken but knowing God can still use me. Accepting that I don’t have the ability to forgive in my own power but with God, yeah. Accepting that I must trust him and his word concerning me regardless to what it looks like. I must accept the challenges that God has given me; to be strong and of good courage, to bring my troubles to him in prayer, to not worry about tomorrow, to meditate and trust his word.
“So don’t lose the courage that you had in the past. Your courage will be rewarded richly. You must be patient. After you have done what God wants, you will get what he promised you.”
Hebrews 10:35-36 ERV
I have to accept that man does not have endless grace, endless patience, endless forgiveness or endless love, only God does and the minute I put my faith in anything other than God, I start to fail, I begin to lose hope and feel powerless because my strength and my salvation comes from the lord.
“I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be good to you and give you peace. Jesus gave himself for our sins to free us from this evil world we live in. This is what God our Father wanted. The glory belongs to God forever and ever. Amen.”
Galatians 1:3-5 ERV