This is Day 9 of 31 in my Write 31 Days series: 31 Stories of God’s Grace. I also am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Trust.” Write for five minutes; unedited.
Did you know that God’s grace is sufficient for you?
Because, my friends, God’s grace is indeed sufficient for you.
But, if you are anything like me, it probably has taken you a long time to trust in that promise.
When I went to seminary, I never realized how hard it was going to be (Watch for a post coming up about God’s grace in the midst of hearing the call to seminary!) But at seminary, God reminded me again and again of how I needed to put all of my trust in God because God’s grace was sufficient. God’s grace came in my seminary advisor. God’s grace came in a seminary professor. God’s grace came in new friends.
In addition, as my family has struggled living our story of mental illness, there have been many days when I have not trusted in the power and gift of God’s grace. Yet I have learned that God’s grace is sufficient for us all. God’s grace is sufficient for my mom who daily lives with a mental illness. God’s grace is sufficient for me as a daughter who sometimes gets frustrated with her mom. God’s grace is sufficient for all of us.
Indeed there are days when it is going to be hard for us to trust in the gift of God’s grace. Yet we just need to remember to trust in God.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.”–Romans 15:13 (I would add the word grace to this verse as well…May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace and grace as you trust in him)