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We mostly talk about the grace of God with regard to our salvation. In Ephesians 2:8, Paul the apostle writes that we are saved by grace through faith.
I thank God for His saving grace. But in this post, that’s not the grace I am talking about. Rather, it is the grace that God gives us to help us in our daily lives.
According to Heb. 4:16, we can go boldly to the throne of grace to “find grace to help in time of need” (KJV). So, this Thanksgiving Day season, I am thankful for the grace of God He gives us for daily living.
By the grace of God, I mean the unmerited, the undeserving things that God does on our behalf.
In his second letter to the church at Corinth, Paul writes about a time that he was being tormented by the devil. When he prayed to God to remove the affliction, God said to him, “My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Cor. 12:9, NASB). In other words, God’s answer to Paul was not yes but grace. And for us, sometimes, God’s answer to us is not yes or no but grace.
None of us are above the need for the grace of God. We all need His grace to help us get through this messy thing called life; to help us endure the attacks of the enemy against us; to help us rebound when life hits us so hard that it takes the wind out of our sail; to help us when the doctor gives us a gloomy report.
I say to you by the Word of the Lord, in all of these things, God’s grace is sufficient for us.
My appreciation for the grace of God began over forty years ago. That’s when I started preaching the gospel. At that point, I felt so inadequate to live out such a high calling. But God was and is faithful to give me sufficient grace to help me fulfill my calling.
Perhaps some of you find yourself in a similar place as you read this post. That is, you feel you incapable of doing what you know God has called you to do. Actually, if that’s how you are feeling, that’s just how you should feel. God always calls us to something that is bigger than we are.
But my friend, you need not fear. If God has called you to a work, what He said to Paul the apostle, He is also saying to you today—”my grace is enough for you.”
This Thanksgiving Day season, I am so thankful for the amazing grace of God for daily living. Yes, I am thankful that we can go boldly to the throne of grace to find grace to help in time of need.
What is something you are thankful for this Thanksgiving Day season?
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