Monday, July 13, 2009

Undeserved

It's so hard for me.

Every day ... the same thing.

Trying to understand the incomprehensible.

Dumb, I know. It's just the way my mind continues to torment me. It just won't shut up.

The incomprehensible ... grace.

Grace received and so undeserved.

This grace ... "unmerited favor."  

Even more ... "enabling power sufficient for progression."

Wow.

That last meaning has to be read 2-3 times to get it. 

God giving us power to go on .... to move on ... to get past the things that are always pulling us backwards. God's daily presence pushing us to do what He created us to do and be in spite of ourselves.

Without grace, we have nothing.

I often compare myself to the Israelites. Despite the many times they turned their back on God, He continued to love them. He desired them. Despite their unfaithfulness, He remained and remains faithful. He refused to abandon them or let them go. And yet, still, they kept going around that same mountain. Just like me sometimes.

Now, there were consequences for the Israelites. There always is.

But, God's grace is always there in the midst of the pain of these consequences. He's the One that gets us through. The Only One who can.

On the days where I feel like I just can't go on, there's grace. His grace. His "unmerited favor."

I don't understand it no matter how much I try.

I just have to believe it. I just have to trust it. I just have to know it.

It's the only way I'll make it.

11 Comments:

H-Mama said...

So true. The love and grace of God... They go deeper than we could ever imagine. I love that mystery about Him. I love that no matter what we do, He will not turn His face from us. It's a gift...

tonya said...

Amen. Me, too.

Lois Lane II said...

Beautiful. =)

TCKK said...

Wonderfully put and totally true!!! It's some of the same stuff my hubby and I have been talking about. That living by faith and not by sight!!! That's what it's all about.

"Rachel" said...

I don't think we ever CAN understand it. But thank goodness we have it!

This was a great post!

Tiffany Hampton said...

Hi, I could bear testimony to the words 'walk by faith and not by sight'. God takes us through problems that we face through our own mistakes, he has never forsaken us. Trust in him. He loves us unconditionally.

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Sara@i.Sass said...

hmmmmmm, funny how he brings me to blogs that I needed to read on days such as this. Well said. Thank you for being his "mouth" for me today.

Growin' with it! said...

beautiful post on a beautiful truth!☺

The Hat Chick said...

The closest I ever come to comprehending grace is when I look into my own children's eyes. I love them unconditionally. I suspect that my love for them is God's way of showing me that little bit of what He feels for me - I'm His child.

Joan said...

I guess the older I get the more like a child I become when it comes to trying to figure out God.

Blessings

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

I stand in awe of these things so very often too. How truly amazing and incomprehensible!

I love this post. It does us SO much good to just let our minds soak in this goodness.