“The Lord longs to be gracious to you”

Isaiah 30:18

“The Lord longs to be gracious to you.

What is the meaning of gracious?

Merciful, forgiving, compassionate, kindly, softhearted, sympathetic.

There is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that god’s grace is free and unlimited to you.

The bad news is that so many of us are trying to earn grace through what we do we perform and perform thinking that we must in order for God to love us. We don’t need to perform. When Jesus ministered to people was it based on their goodness, not at all.  He instructed his disciples to all for what they had, to those who like the means of repayment.  Jesus said invite someone to dinner that can not invite you back to dinner.

Sometimes we feel like we don’t deserve God’s grace. The truth of the matter is we don’t deserve it but he gives it anyway God’s grace is available when everything in your life is going well God’s grace is available when everything in your life is not going so well. You will hit storms in your life in the book of Matthew Peter hit a storm on the water Jesus said to Peter and to us in the mist of the storm “come trust me I’ll take you through this situation.”  Sometimes it is a hard choice to trust God in the midst of hard problems but this trust is only made possible through God’s grace in every circumstance God’s grace is there not to take away the problem and ease the struggle but to strengthen us and help us through the situation Paul prayed 3 times to God please take this away from me he had a thorn in his side . God did not take it away. He said my grace is sufficient , in other words my grace would get you through when nothing else will .

You do not have to deserve that Grace. Just accept the gift. And make sure you give the gift away.

 



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