I’m sure that you’ve heard about all of the heartbreaking natural disasters occurring lately.
I hope that they don’t make you ask where God is. Because He’s here and He’s working. He doesn’t want to see us suffer. He doesn’t want bad things to happen (which happen because humans are sinners- see this post for more on that), but He’s using the tragedies to teach lessons and to turn hearts toward him.
I hope that you are realizing your mortality and that tomorrow is not promised.
I hope that you see that you can’t endure the hardships of this world without God. Continue reading
I’ve been struggling for a while with my attitude toward certain people. I haven’t felt like helping people who aren’t trying to get out of their situations on their own. Which was probably a result of the work that I do as a home visitor, but it also made my job more difficult. I wasn’t putting all of my effort in for my clients when I didn’t feel like they were thankful and they weren’t helping themselves.
So, I’ve asked God to help me change my attitude over the past few months. I wasn’t understanding why I should try so hard for people who aren’t trying for themselves. So today, I don’t even remember exactly what I was praying about, but I was asking God to help some people even though they don’t deserve it.
Then I said “ohh…”
That’s why I need to help people. Because of grace.
Grace is giving people what they don’t deserve. And it’s how God shows His love to us. So if I want to show God’s love to others, then I need to be pouring out grace to them.
I’ve always understood grace and I’ve been thankful for the grace of God, but I guess that I didn’t fully understand it. Or maybe I just forgot what it was supposed to look like.
Either way, today I realized that grace is not only giving people what they don’t deserve, but it’s also giving to people who are undeserving. It’s not just for the people who I like or who are trying (so being a little bit deserving) or who are thankful. I need to show grace to everyone.
Now the hard part: applying what I realized.
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“I don’t regret the things I did wrong. I regret the good things I did for the wrong people.”
I saw this quote on Facebook the other day. It made me so sad!
First of all, society tells us that we should have no regrets in life. That’s ridiculous. Continue reading
“How dare you think that your sin is greater than the blood of Christ.”
Sometimes, we feel like there’s no way that God could forgive us for what we’ve done. Continue reading