Grace is a term thrown around in Christian circles as if everyone should understand what it means. It’s this overarching term that seems to cover comfort, provision, forgiveness, love, blessings, and answers to prayer.
But what is grace?
Grace is the undeserved, freely given forgiveness of sin given to us through Christ’s crucifixion. It can’t be earned, there is no bargaining for it, and it can’t be taken away even when we are caught up in sin.
I have a problem. When I do something sinful I tend to feel the guilt for a while. I try to hide from God. I feel like I need to punish myself by not approaching Him until I feel like I’ve served my time in isolation. This isn’t grace, this is me trying to make things right on my own.
The fact of the matter is we all fall short of coming into the presence of our perfect Lord because we are human. Even on my best day, I am not worthy to enter the presence of the Lord. This is where grace enters. Grace covers those sins and allows me an audience with God.
We are able to access his perfect
His grace truly is enough to sustain all of our needs. If you’ve been distant and think you need to get your life together before coming to Him, stop striving and start seeking. He’s waiting for you with outstretched arms.
I’m a mess even on my best day, yet I have confidence that I’m His mess and He loves me, and He loves you too.
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT