When the church isn’t welcoming to all God’s people, I find myself asking “Where is God’s grace?”
When another horrific event happens in the news, I again keep asking “Where is God’s grace?”
When my friends are battling the darkness of depression and cannot find the light, I continually ask “God, where is your grace?”
When relationships are already broken, I ask again and again “Where is God’s grace?”
When I struggled in seminary, I asked “Where is God’s grace?”
When my parents divorced, I also asked “Where is God’s grace?”
I have a feeling that you do not always see God’s grace either. I’ll bet each and every one of us has played a game of hide and seek trying to find God’s grace in our midst. But the truth is that God’s grace is often right in front of our noses and eyes. God’s grace is available to all God’s people but we can’t always see it or find it. Yet God’s grace is never beyond any of our reach.
“There is no life so deeply and tragically sinful that it’s beyond the reach of God’s amazing rescuing grace”–Paul Tripp
Many times I find myself looking for His grace in such and such….it's there, but sometimes it's not for US to see, just to believe it's there. And, grace is extremely specific to situations and people. xo
Oh…not for us to see! A light bulb just went off in my head. xo
God's grace in front of our noses.
Yes, and so often I don't pause long enough to see it.
Thanks for your honesty and the truth of grace. We are never beyond it.
Melanie, I don't pause long enough to see it in front of my nose either.
I was just sharing with someone the other day these thoughts. They had spoken of seeing God's grace in me but I didn't really see it. I think Grace it that silent partner. We are only given enough for what we need and when we need it.
Grace as that silent partner…I like that.
And this my friend is what we need to remember in this journey of seeking God's grace… "There is no life so deeply and tragically sinful that it's beyond the reach of God's amazing rescuing grace"–Paul Tripp Love you!
I love that quote too! And love you too!!
It's higher, deeper, wider than anything we can ever imagine because we can't. It is always there, whether we choose to believe it or not. We do doubt, because we're human, but God's grace never ends, because he's not.
Yes God's grace never ends!
So very true. When things happen that I don't understand, I cling to the fact that God loves me and he is in control.
I cling to that fact too!
I'm so glad He isn't threatened by our asking! And He is so faithful to reveal it in the little things when we start looking for it. Thanks for sharing today.
Leslie, me either!
So thankful for God's grace, even when I cannot see it right in front of me. It's there. And so thankful it will always be! Great post!
Me too! And thank you!