God’s Wondrous Grace

Do you struggle with feeling unworthy? Do you have low self-esteem? Do you believe there is no way God can forgive or love you? What if I told you God has already extended His hand and you merely need to reach out to grasp it?

There are people who feel unworthy. They have the false belief they need to be perfect before they choose to accept God’s invitation. They continue to struggle on their own to eliminate the bad behavior and rough edges they have developed over their lifetime.

Folks, we don’t have to struggle on our own. There is no one who is perfect except Jesus Christ. Even some of the greatest of heroes in the Bible committed major offenses but were accepted by God and He turned their lives around. Moses committed murder. David committed adultery. Joseph’s brothers wanted to kill him and sold him into slavery. Rahab was a prostitute. Paul persecuted the church before his encounter with Jesus.

No, we are not to continue in our disobedience. But we are not to attempt to fix ourselves on our own. God knows we are weak human beings. He knows we need His help. That is why He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell us. We need His help to become the person God designed us to be.

Accept God’s grace. He gives it freely because of Jesus’ willingness to be a perfect sacrifice to take away our sins. We don’t deserve it and can never deserve it. That is why it is called grace. God forgives our sins. He moves into our lives and changes us. The change doesn’t happen at the snap of our fingers, but it does take place as we continue to build our relationship with Him.

I pray we all decide to accept God’s grace. I pray we understand we cannot make the change on our own. I pray each one of us ask God to fill us with His Spirit as Jesus promised. Accept God’s grace. Know you cannot change on your own. Become the person God designed you to be. 

Romans 3:21-24 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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