Romans 8:20-21 MSG
“All that passing laws against sin did was produce more lawbreakers. But sin didn’t, and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end.”
I have learned many lessons the last few years about grace and what it really means to extend it and receive it. I have been in situations where I thought myself to be the judge of others, and the one to hold others accountable for that they did. Boy, I was so, so wrong.
I love the way grace is explained to us in the above scriptures. It is aggressive forgiveness, and that type of forgiveness usually doesn’t make sense to onlookers. It goes beyond what is definable and what can be measured by human standards. This type of grace can give everlasting life, and can renew dead, dry bones.
That type of grace is waiting for you. It keeps no record of wrong, it simply is searching for a repentant, humble heart. Grace is inviting you into life today, it stands with open arms and hands extended, welcoming you into peace, joy and restoration.
I feel so strongly to tell you, child of God, that you have not gone too far from Him. Do not believe the lie that you have somehow missed what He has for your life. His ways are higher than ours, and His thoughts are so far beyond what we can attempt to comprehend. His plan for your life is still intact, and He is an absolute master at taking broken things and using them to create something beautiful.
Grace is waiting today, don’t wait another minute to run to your loving Father.
Prayer: God, I humble myself before You today. I offer this broken, messy, confused life to You, knowing that only You can turn it around and use it for Your glory. I accept Your grace today, please renew my thoughts and my heart.