God’s grace is always present and constant in our life. Though it is only through the difficult times that we are able to see it more sharply and understand it more clearly. When all goes well, we rarely think of the grace of God. We forget that our very life, the air we breath, the water we drink, the sun that shines each day, the rain that falls, the fruits that grow, the flowers in the fields, the home where we live, the job we have, the daily provisions and more are all part of the rich grace of God that He lavishes on us. And when we ponder on this, we realize that we cannot just live or even exist without the grace of God. It is important then to live humbly before God and acknowledge His grace on us. “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16.
His grace always abounds. We are limited and we are inherently born with flaws. It is natural for us to err in the way we think and the way we do things. So we should never think highly of ourself. “Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” – Proverbs 3:7-8. The wise thing to do is to fear God and depend on Him. Because we are limited in understanding, we need the grace of God. Because we are weak, we need the grace of God. Because we are nothing apart from God, we need His grace! His grace is rich. It is freely given to all who approach Him regardless of who we are. “Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, – Romans 5:20. Not even our sins, no matter how great they are, can stand against the abundance of God’s grace for us. Remember, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8. That is grace in its ultimacy!
God has given us His grace. We have this great encouragement and comfort. We should not fear nor be anxious because God who loves us dearly has given us His grace. “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”– Ephesians 4:7. And when grace is multiplied in us we have the power to be a blessing to others. We have the ability to rise above our lowly situation and come out victorious through the abounding grace of the Lord Jesus Christ in us. “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8. When we live by God’s grace, it always results to good works for the glory of our God! It is His grace that makes us able to do good works in the good times and even in the bad times.
The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you. - 2 Timothy 4:22