Grace Alone

…I hear this most gentle whisper from One I never guessed would speak to me…Psalm 81:5

I was a lost little girl. I read God’s word faithfully. I tried really hard to please my teachers and my parents. I just couldn’t do it. There was imperfection in me. I prayed for the ambulance drivers and those they were going to help. I tried to be a good little friend. But I was flawed. I had prayed and heard no answers. I assumed that was the way it was. I read my Bible and silence continued to remain on the other side of the conversation.

Then one night I hear this most gentle whisper from One I never guessed would speak to me. I was reading the verse “for by grace are you saved…” It was just that little bit, that little portion of the verse. He whispered in my heart “I’m gracious.”What a sweet thing to tell me. I didn’t have to try hard. And it was ok that I didn’t please everyone all the time. God who was the head of those who were the authorities over me had the last say. And He was going to be gracious to me. Relax. Just love Him. Study because you’re hungry to know Him not because you have to. Serve your friends and family with God-given joy rather than with resentment. Show the grace I’ve given to you to others. They’re in deep need.

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