Have you ever really blown it?
I mean, really blown it? You fight with your spouse, or spew hurtful words to the kids you’ve spent your life nurturing and caring for. You wish you could reboot your day and start all over again and take it all back. But you can’t. You feel mean and ugly and disgusting inside. You loathe yourself.
This is when you run for grace. To the cross of Jesus Christ. Because grace is for sinners like you and me.
On the cross, Jesus died for all of my ugliness. He took the payment I deserved.
The payment for sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ…
God loved me so much, that He gave His one and only Son,His spotless perfect Son, to die a death He didn’t deserve, so that I would not get what I had coming to me. I deserved hell because I was a God hater and a sinner by choice. I chose the sin and loved the sin. But now there was no working the sin off. No paying for it myself. My good works can never undo my bad works. You can choose the sin, but you can’t choose the consequences.
Ephesians 2: 4-9
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved,through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by good works, so that no one can boast.
He died to save me from myself. All I have to do is cling. To trust Him and depend on Him for the grace and mercy He offers.
I am a debtor. I am in awe of this amazing grace.
Do you have questions about whether you are right with God? Let me encourage you visit this site or contact me. I would love to talk to you about trusting in Jesus Christ.