Finding Grace #36

I love the concept of giving God a shout out for what He has done.

We don’t do that nearly enough!

You may have seen the acronym GRACE as “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.” Grace is also God’s unmerited favor, or God doing for us what we cannot. I find grace overflowing in God’s love, joy, peace, blessings, mercy, power, provision, protection, and wisdom. Thank You, Jesus!

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Where did I find God’s love and favor—His abundant grace—this week?

  • Wow, what a week this has been! Many people thought the outcome of our US election would be different. Watching the news and social media has not been helpful; I feel it has only built strife. For every article I read on one view, there is one to refute it. For every opinion piece, there’s another angle to consider. People are upset and afraid, for many reasons. Still, my eyes are on Jesus. Only He brings real and lasting change! I have previously spent years dealing with fear, and I refuse to live that way anymore. I will not worry, knowing that the Lord can turn anyone’s heart. I will pray for our leaders, and lovingly support those who need it.
  • Thank you to all the veterans, and our current military men and women, for your service. Thank you for fighting for our freedoms with your lives. The sad irony of our current political situation happening in the same week as Veteran’s Day is all the more poignant. We wouldn’t even be here without the personal sacrifices of our military families!
  • On a more personal note, I am aware that only Jesus never changes. Nothing in life stays the same. This week, I was sad to learn that our favorite drop-in daycare is closing in two weeks. The ladies there have been a huge part of my support system in the last 5 years. Lydia has been going there since she was six weeks old! While we have found other places, this is still Lydia’s favorite. All good things come to an end, or so it seems. I am viewing this as another opportunity to trust the Lord and let Him provide for us. He won’t let me down!
  • Finally, we got to spend time with several neighbors OUTSIDE this week. It was sunny and warm, and then grew cooler as the skies grew dark. It was great to catch up with some of them, as we took advantage of weather that was 16 degrees warmer than usual at this time. Praise God!

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These are only a few examples, but God’s grace never runs out!

There’s grace in every situation—we just need to look for it. God promises if we seek Him, we will find Him (see Jeremiah 29:13)!

Where did YOU see or experience God’s grace this week?

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