The other day I had some questions about grace, so I started doing a little research . In layman turns grace is simply mercy, not merit. Grace is when you thought you lost your debit card for the tenth time this year, but your coworker placed it under your keypad . Okay , what about this ? Grace is something like when you forgot to study for a test, but at the last minute your class is cancelled and the test is rescheduled . No, no, no , I got it ! Grace is when you are on probation and you just know you’re going to fail your drug test , but God still allows you to pass it . Grace is that favor that God gives us during a time of need and distress . Grace is His unconditional love for us although we are undeserving .
Grace is the foundation on which the Gospel was built ! When God sent His only Son to die on that cross , that was the biggest example of grace that the world would ever know . John 3:16 says , “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” YES ! So what I am telling you is that although Jesus did no wrong , healed the sick , and raised the dead He still had to hang on that cross and sacrifice His life for you and for me. That is grace.
God shows His unwavering love for us from day to day . Next time you are wondering how something happened be sure to remember God’s grace .
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.
This scripture was the first scripture that I ever learned and I am thankful because through every situation I have carried it in my heart . No matter what things looks like God has a plan for your life. When trials and tribulations come we often find ourselves asking, “God why?” Trust me , I know ! However , God is so strategic that even when we do not understand or see Him working , we must believe that He is working because He has a plan . This scripture does not mean that you will not go through tests, but it reassures you that with God there is hope . Often times we have to go through the shaking , the beating , and the pressing in order to get to that brighter and better future . Sometimes God has to make us uncomfortable in order to realign us and make sure that we are walking in His plan for our lives.
Honestly, I feel like that is exactly what God is doing for me at this moment in my life. He is shaking me and molding me into who He has called me to be . Although it is difficult to truly understand His plan we must pray for understanding and learn to listen to the voice of God. We must adhere to His plans for our life in order to have that great future or expected end.