Wanted: grace

Dear God

Why am I such an emotional turd? I read the Scriptures —

“But God, being rich in mercy because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved – and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…”

— Ephesians 2: 4-6

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

— Romans 5:1-2

(etc etc)

— and I find myself thinking…

That one second of grace? Father, I need it rather badly. I see things like this

and I think, I’m screwed. 

So I pray:

“Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer, listen to my plea for grace.”

— Psalm 86:6

and I draw near to your throne

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

— Hebrews 4:16

and I try again and I hope.

I hope so hard it hurts.

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All Scripture quotations in this post from the ESV. 


4 thoughts on “Wanted: grace

  1. OH, how I can SOooooo relate to this post! I often think I’m in trouble, too… then I remember God’s grace. His power exhibited through the cross is at work in us. Oh, THANK YOU ABBA for your grace in the midst of our messy lives!

    Love the title: Your mess, His message. May our Father in heaven bless you through this blogging adventure! I’m looking forward to more posts!
    A sister in Christ Jesus…

    • Thank you for reading! :) It’s true what you say — His grace is there even when it feels far away… It’s so easy to forget this in the whorl of daily life.

  2. Pingback: I need your help « your mess, His Message

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