Walking in Grace

I am constantly amazed at the power of God working in my life.

Somewhere deep inside my heart I often have heard the whisper that I’ll never be able to live a life that would please a

Holy God.

The sad thing about it all is that I’ve been trying desperately for many years to somehow earn God’s favor.

All the while knowing in my head that it was impossible,

I truly am incapable of pleasing God in and of myself.

There is no one good, not even one.

I would look at those around me and wonder "what am I missing?"

Did they understand something that I did not?

Why did it seem that they could live a life as conquerors and I always felt so defeated?

Why did it seem they were being blessed of God and I just struggled?

I don’t deserve God’s grace and couldn’t get past the knowledge of just how sinful I am.

You see- I’ve never had a problem seeing my sinfulness

but shame and guilt

overshadowed everything I’ve ever tried to do.

Why would God come to earth to rescue one such as me?

These and other questions have plagued most of my life.

What I didn’t realize until the last few years is that I have had very little understanding of the depth of God’s grace.

Grace is more than “unmerited favor”.

If I had truly understood grace I wouldn’t have felt that I could not ask God for forgiveness

or help because I had failed Him again and again.

I would have realized that God does forgive over and over.

His Forgiveness, His grace does not wear out.

I would have understood that grace covers all my inadequacies, all my failure, and all my sin.

I would have fully understood that I was trying to live the Christian life under the law, praying my works would somehow be good enough.

But they never were...

I did not understand the capacity of grace to cover all my sin,

and not just mine

but all mankind!

No matter how great the sin, how often I fail, grace abounds!

It is impossible for me to do or fail to do anything that can’t be covered by the grace of God.

Because of God’s AMAZING GRACE

I am not longer condemned and I no longer have to walk in defeat!

For years I could have repeated most of this to anyone, but in my heart I didn’t understand how I could walk in the freedom of God’s grace.

Somehow I missed the truth that God’s grace was meant for me.

I still don’t know if my mind can, or ever will, get completely around the depth of God’s grace.

But what I do know is that I have been saved by grace through faith,

it’s nothing I have done

or ever could do,

it is totally and freely a gift of God.

Where sin did abound, grace did much more abound!

That’s what God said and

I must take Him at His word and

walk it in!


  1. That is so true, and beautifully put. Amazing in time how we grow spiritually isn't it? His love is so deep it covers a multitude of sins, great post:)

  2. I'm so thankful that God is soooo much more than we are, more giving, more forgiving and has endless grace.

  3. What a good God we serve! It IS good to keep in touch via blogs...
    One other thing...He does all of this ultimately, for His own glory. He does repeatedly forgive and cover our sin, for the sake of His name. Over and over in Isaiah, He says- for my name's sake. He wants His name to be glorified, no reason for blasphemy- He does it because those He's called His own are His own by His grace, period. If we can out sin His grace, He ceases to be a loving, all powerful, supreme God. The holiness of His name, the God-ness of who He is refuses to let us have reason to say He's not God, or incapable. We're not bigger- He reigns, even in the midst of sin. And because He values His name and protects it, we benefit. We have GREAT joy in knowing His mercy and grace.
    He is SO very good. Praying I'll be right there with you, confessing and having victory over sin...I am experiencing much with this in some personal sins these past few months. It is SO good to experience His grace!
    Love you!

  4. Sharon, you said what I've been thinking so much lately! I know I'm forgiven, but I see others that seem to have it so much more together, and hear God so much more then me! Thanks for reminding me to remember God's Amazing Grace, and claim it over and over until I don't have to claim it any more!

  5. Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

    That is in Jesus...... How powerful is that...... We live and move and have our being in Christ.......... When the Father turns to look upon us He see Jesus....... Grace...... nothing that did or can do.........Just grace....... just love........

    My life was such a mess and He still loved me...... took me a while to wrap my mind around that....



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