Understanding The Grace Of God
For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us. - 2 Corinthians 1:8-10
“Grace,” which means “unmerited favour” is God’s kindness that is shown to people. We are saved by God’s grace.
From the scripture above, Paul tells us about the mystery of His grace. The devil is not in control, for whatever God allows is allowed on earth and so whatever we the children of God allow is also allowed. Difficulties and challenges of life can become a place of character and strength building in your life. There is grace for every trouble. May you tap into all the fullness of his grace in Jesus Name.
In 2 Corinthians 1:18-10, Paul talked of facing untold pressure. I do not know the pressure you are facing now; it is to release the greatest potential in your life. If there is no pressure, there is no enlargement. God is not the author of pressure but from devil and forces of hell, but God will use the devil’s pressure to enlarge your coast. In the face of the challenges/pressure, count on the grace of God.
The bible in 2 Corinthians 12:9 says “…. My grace is sufficient for thee for my strength is made perfect in weakness….” Verse 10. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproach, in necessities, in reproaches in distress for Christ sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong. Count on grace, do not allow frustration and despair because His grace has appeared unto us in the person of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus.
John 1:16-17 says “And of his fullness have we received, and grace for grace, for the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Father, I receive grace unto all areas of my life. Your grace is sufficient for me in Jesus’ Name.
Further Reading: John 1:16-17
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Exodus 12:14-13:16; Matthew 20:29-21:22; Psalm 25:16-22; Proverbs 6:12-15