At the cross is where God pours out His grace. He pours it out when we are at our lowest, at our weakest, and are most fearful. It’s amazing that in His sovereign wisdom, He knows exactly how to bring us to our knees in humility. Although He could easily intervene in our lives, He allows the pressure, the trial, the temptation, the hurt, and disappoint. A life lived at the cross is His ultimate goal. However, our old sinful nature does a pretty good job at causing us to drift away, until sin and failure brings us right back. At the cross, we realize our desperate need for a Savior. We realize our need for God’s love and mercy. We realize our need for the grace of God. The more we understand our own human frailty, the more we will begin to appreciate the gift of grace. It is truly a gift that we can never earn or deserve, yet He gives it in abundance because He loves us. When we are at our lowest, God’s grace is at it’s highest peak in our lives. When we are at our weakest, His strength makes us strong. When we are most fearful, His love helps us to be brave. That’s His amazing work of grace. His grace is truly sufficient in our lives!
“Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:7b-9 MSG)
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your gift of grace. Help me stay at the foot of the cross. I pitch a tent and camp out in constant awareness of my need for You. Forgive me for drifting away. Keep me and sustain me. Your grace is sufficient for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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