“But he said to me. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness,” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
We are all imperfect. We mess up and we sin. Sometimes we mess up so badly that we feel that we are unworthy of God’s grace and forgiveness. We feel guilty for the things we have done and the sins we have made. But no matter what, God will always give us grace.
When You Make a Mistake
We all mess up on a daily basis, whether it is at work, at school or in our friendships. We all make mistakes. We may mess something up at work, making our jobs and our coworkers’ jobs more difficult. We may mess up on an assignment or forget to turn something in for school. Maybe we miscommunicate with a friend and ruin plans that were made. These are all simple mistakes that we make on a daily basis. We get down on ourselves and frustrated when we make these mistakes. Even though they are small, they feel pretty big to us. We get mad at ourselves for being imperfect, but God will always forgive us.
He expects us to make these kinds of mistakes. He knows that we are imperfect and that we are going to mess up. Because He expects it, He will give us grace every single time.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
When You Grow Distant
There are times in our lives where we grow distant from God. Our lives get busy and we put Him on the backburner. We stop doing the things that bring us close to Him and we start to slip away. We get so involved with other things in our life that we forget to make Him our number one priority. However, He is an all-loving God. He will always forgive us. When we find our way back to Him, He will be there with open arms ready to embrace us and love us unconditionally.
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.” – Titus 2:11
When You Sin
We all sin and fall short. Nobody is perfect, only God is. We sin every day. Some sin is worse than others, but in God’s eyes, all sin is equal. Do not let sin become your daily routine but acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness and He will forgive you. He does not like it when we sin, but He knows that it is part of human nature and gives us grace every time we sin when we come to Him in true repentance.
“For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” – Romans 6:14
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