Love & Grace

The other day I read the above quote and something in my heart was tugged. I don’t know what humbles me more, the picture of God’s
love catching me or His grace carrying me.

There are days when I know that I am not as easy to love as I would like to think. These are the days when I fail and know that there is no sugar coating it. . . I am a total disaster. That’s when I am most grateful and dependent on God’s unwavering, breathtaking love for me.

There are other days when It’s not so much about my personal failures, but about the external pressures of the world that make me feel like just getting out of bed is a huge accomplishment. Those are the days when I roll out of bed and ask God to carry me through the day. Whether It’s when I’ve suffered great loss, or an overload of responsibilities that feel too big for me to shoulder, God’s grace is strong enough to bear the load that threatens to crush me.

I don’t know what you may be going through. Maybe you’ve gotten yourself into a set of hard circumstances that are completely your fault. Guess what. . . God’s love will break your fall. You don’t deserve it (and neither do I), but He won’t let you down. He won’t shake His head and cross His arms when you ask for His help. Even when you’re at your worst, He will open His heart and arms to you and embrace you with His Love (Romans 5:8).

If you find yourself in a situation that’s simply too much for you to endure . . . something that breaks your heart . . . God’s grace will carry you when your own strength isn’t enough. When you feel empty from being poured out, He will fill you up. His grace draws from a well that never dries up (2 Corinthians 12:9).

I challenge you to humbly ask for God’s help today. Whether you are overwhelmed, or have really messed up, God has exactly what you need . . . and He has more than enough to go around.

~PASTOR SUSAN B.

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