Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 3 Number 37 “You Can’t Make it on Your Own!
But You Can Through God’s Grace!”
September 30, 2020
Karen’s personality was more of being an introverted, quiet person. The Lord really stretched her from being a non-public speaker into being a lady who was more than busy serving our own local church as well as a speaker for ladies’ retreats and seminars. She often spoke to me of God’s grace in her life. Frequently she spoke to me about being amazed at God’s grace.
I don’t know where this ladies’ retreat took place, but I do know that her text was Psalm 145:1-8. She especially focused on Psalm 145:8, “The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.”
Karen wrote: What a quartet of attributes. Think of the statement, The LORD is gracious. While the word here in Psalm 145 speaks of Him as being One of compassion or mercy, typically in the Scriptures “grace” speaks of the Lord’s unmerited favor. Think of it! God gives to His people what they don’t deserve. God gives to me what I don’t deserve.
In His grace He:
Empowers me for service (1 Corinthians 15:10).
Promises sufficient help and strength for all our needs (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Reminds us that this is the source of our power (2 Timothy 2:1).
Remember what the Lord says. “But Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth” (Psalm 86:15).
Michael’s observation: Where would we ever be apart from the grace of God? In His grace He helps us to serve in the places and opportunities that He sets before us. His grace is sufficient. It is enough. Regardless of what we are facing, we can come to His throne of grace to find help in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). It really is enough. In His grace, He helps us, equips us, and enables us because there is strength in His grace. I’m going to be humming the old hymn “Amazing Grace” all day today. How about you?