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4.22.19 – Mercy and grace when we need it most…

“So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” – Hebrews 4:14-16

Have you been–or I guess I should say, “felt” like “the hopeless one”? I have.

This morning as I was praying, thanking God for those who are in my life, those who have been in my life. Those who believed in me, who never gave up on me, who prayed for me, those who have encouraged me over the years…

I became completely overwhelmed. My heart is so full. ?

For everyone who’s put up with me over the years –even at my most unlovable and unlikable, everyone who has prayed for me, everyone who believed and hoped for me, everyone who was there for me even when it was inconvenient. For those who loved me even when I would only lash out in anger –It’s all part of that beautiful, undeserved “mercy and grace of God when we need it most.”

God knew it all along. He knew my path, where He wanted me to come out of and what He wants me to walk into. It was up to me to begin to walk the path and walk with Him…

…to walk out of and into.

But I know that I experienced so much of this “grace and mercy” from Jesus working through so many.

For that I am grateful. Because I know it was so undeserved.

But He’s good. He’ll love us at our most unlovable, and somehow He equips His children to learn to do the same.

It’s up to us to be that “Light” of Jesus to others. When those of us are at our lowest of lows, the most horrible of horribles, the unlikeliest of unlikelies…

Oh, what a difference it can make in a person’s life. ??

This morning He reminded me of this, perhaps a reminder for me to show that love of Christ to those who are in a place…

That is all so familiar to me.

-Heather ?

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