Grace is a beautiful thing. Grace is a gift, freely give to an undeserving people. But I will admit that grace is often hard to wrap my mind around. A gift for me, a sinner so unworthy? I haven’t done anything so wonderful to merit this grace but I always feel like I need to somehow earn it. We are even called to come forward to the throne of grace with confidence,
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
But that’s about as far into that verse as I get before I get caught up on that part, “with confidence”. I am a mess of sin and failure and I just find it difficult to walk up to any throne with confidence. But that’s the beauty of grace, we can do that!
“Grace doesn’t give me a free pass to act out how I feel, with no regard to His commands. Rather His grace gives me consolation in the moment, with a challenge to learn from this situation and become more mature in the future…Grace is the reason I can go to God quickly, immediately-before I’m cleaned up-and boldly ask for His help.” –Lysa Terkeurst
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23-24