Accepting grace

Posted by   Grace Ministries   |   Categories :   Devotionals

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)

Everybody makes mistakes. No one is perfect. The only example of perfection who lived on this earth was Jesus Christ. Although perfection is something we can never achieve because of our sinful nature, it is still something worth striving for.

Failure is a hard thing to accept. Getting fired from a job for doing something poorly can be a tough thing to handle. Not getting into the college you wanted because your grades were not good enough is a type of rejection that hurts in more ways than one. In every aspect of our life, we struggle at something we’re not good at. This is the reality of a broken and fallen world.

However, despite our imperfections, God still loves us. Even though we continually sin against Him, His grace is overwhelming. We constantly fall short of God’s standard, but He’s always there for us. That is the hope Christians can have in serving a loving and forgiving Father.

When we do something wrong, we can relax knowing that it’s not the end of the world. Everyone has failed at something. Even the smartest, strongest, most beautiful people in the world have messed up at something in their life. So why should we get upset with ourselves when we make a mistake?

Grace is something we should not take for granted. God loves us and will always love us, but that doesn’t mean we should abuse that kind of relationship. The beauty of God’s grace is that when we fall, He is there to help pick us up. We must accept that grace with humility. We need to ask with heartfelt sincerity for God’s forgiveness when we sin against Him. The good news is, He is ready to forgive us.

God gave us Jesus as a gift of grace. We didn’t deserve His loving sacrifice, but He did it so that we may have an eternal relationship with Him and glorify Him for all that He has done. When you feel insignificant or worthless because of your failures, remember that the Creator of the universe sent His one and only Son to die for you. That is something we can have confidence in.

This week, pray about how you can approach the throne of grace. Ask God to forgive your sins, so that you can continue to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

July 12, 2021