I want to talk about something that all of us know about but few of us seem to embrace: Grace.
It is sufficient for us (2 Corinthians 12:9).
We are justified by it (Titus 3:7).
It is given freely (Romans 3:24).
It has saved us (Ephesians 2:8).
God is enthroned upon it (Hebrews 4:16).
It frees us from the bondage of sin (Romans 6:14).
Christ is full of it (John 1:14).
Nothing is too big or too small to be covered by grace, so why don’t we embrace it more often? With me, at least, I know that sometimes I feel unworthy and unable to change. I forget the truth that God’s grace is sufficient and He is made strong in my weakness. I forget that I am a child of God and grace is given freely to me. I forget that I can approach God when I am in need of His grace. I forget that grace has broken all my chains.
I forget that grace wins. Every time. And I shouldn’t forget this: I got “Grace Wins” tattooed on my arm for a reason!
When we accept Jesus and choose to follow Him and have a relationship with our Creator, grace covers us. It covers our mistakes, our shortcomings, our sin. Freely. Grace is not an excuse to keep on sinning, but a reminder that God loves us and wants us to do better. It’s the sweet whisper that says, “Yes, you fell, but get back up again.” Grace is receiving second, third, fourth, fiftieth chances that we don’t deserve but God gives us anyways because He loves us.
We need to live like grace has broken our chains. We need to live like grace is sufficient for us. We need to not get discouraged when we fail but say, “Thank you, Lord, for Your never-ending grace,” and get back up again and fight the good fight. Because you know what? Grace wins.