His Unfailing Grace
Sometimes I struggle with the reality of this life. I try to be perfect but I have failed time and time again. I’ve done things in my own strength, trying to bear my own burdens, bombarded with the pressure of doing it all, being it all and just trying to be perfect.
God, You reveal to me in each passing moment how much I need to rely on your strength. I try to do the right thing. I try to change. I feel as though I am in a pit and I am trying to get out but each time I slip and fall right back in. I realize that I cannot do this on my own. I know that the enemy is a liar and the “father of lies” (John 8:44). I know that he wants me to think that I am not good enough and I’ll never be good enough.
I know Lord that each day, each moment, with each experience, each trial and in every circumstance; You are leading me to become the reflection of your Son Jesus Christ. Consequently, I am changed from the inside out. Lord please help me to continue to grow with these changes; the growing pains that you allow me to experience. Your grace is sufficient for me and your strength is made perfect in all of my weaknesses. I know that in Christ there is now no condemnation but I am redeemed. Thank you Lord for your grace.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NLT
7 even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.
8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. 9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Romans 8:1-2 NLT
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
What does grace mean to you?
How does this help you to keep your focus on God when life gets tough?
What does Romans 8:1 mean to you?
Think of three ways that you will apply these scriptures to your life this week.