Grace. We all need it in our lives. And thankfully, God’s grace is a promise freely given to us, no strings attached.
Grace by definition is “the unmerited or underserving favor of God.” In the New Testament in Hebrew, the word “chesed” is used in the context of deliverance from enemies, affliction, adversity and offers daily guidance, and enablement.
In 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 in the Passion Translation it says, “He (the Lord) answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me.”
The beauty of grace is found when we are weak and finding ourselves lacking in some way.
I’ve always imagined grace to be a “gap filler”. Have you ever heard of the product “Selleys No More Gaps”? Unless you build homes, probably not. Selleys is used for sealing or filling gaps and joints between a skirt board and a wall in buildings. It’s also used to smooth out cracks and other imperfections. I’ve always imagined grace to be just that for the human heart.
Grace smooths out our weaknesses, imperfections and our limitations. Grace allows us to be whole in the present moment because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. There is nothing we could possibly do to earn or deserve it, it is simply a benefit of walking with Jesus.
Next time you find yourself coming up short, shift your perspective and remember, His grace is sufficient for you. It’s a promise and a free gift to you!