Steeped In Grace

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen and settle you.
1 Peter 5:10 (AMP)

Grace is freely given, the unmerited favor and love of God.  The last three years of my life have been fully laced in God’s grace, His unmerited favor and love.  When at the lowest point of my life, where I thought I was going to lose my mind, God said not so and showered His love upon me.  When I thought the situation I was in would consume me, God’s grace is what kept me.  I didn’t deserve it because I was lost and kept taking back the issues I asked Him to deliver me from.  Yet, it was during that time, I found a God who loved me more than I ever loved myself.  I found a God who wanted me whole in mind, body and soul.  When I clung to Him and stayed at His feet, He wiped my tears and mended the broken places within me.

What most people don’t realize is that their very existence was predestined and purposed by God.

He knew it would take my getting to that lowly valley to run to Him and fully surrender all of the things I’d been holding onto for so long.  He knew the night I poured my heart and soul out at His feet, that I’d finally gotten to the end of myself and was ready to follow His lead.  His grace kept me, held me when I was weak and spurred me on when I felt like giving up.  Three years later, and I am still in awe of his unmerited favor in my life.  The blessings that only He could give and how much He really loves and cares about me.  How much my life really means to Him.  How much He delights in my happiness…all because, with humility, I realized that He alone controls everything in my life.  He gave me a cup to bear because He knew I could carry it with dignity, respect, and a determined will.  He also knew that I would seek His strength to do whatever necessary to complete the task set before me.

God’s grace…there’s nothing like it and no price in which it can be acquired.  With a willing, open and sincere heart, accept this free gift that God alone can give.  By His grace I am set free…

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  1. Tina Kachmar on September 23, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    This loving God who patiently waits for us to fully give in to our need for Him and then picks us up without a question and makes us whole. Beautiful story, Denise. Thank you for sharing.

    • Denise on September 23, 2015 at 10:10 PM

      Quite welcome Tina! The God we serve is awesome and often renders me speechless!

  2. Jen on September 23, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    I’m one of the privileged who got to witness God’s grace in your life time and time again. It’s been amazing to watch.

    • Denise on September 23, 2015 at 10:12 PM

      It’s been quite the journey and I can’t wait to see where else He leads me. You’ve been a great friend through it all. 🙂

    • Terri on September 25, 2015 at 7:02 AM

      I have to chime in here! I feel privileged to have seen God work in your life as well. Your strength, trust in God, and perseverance has been an encouragement to us. Thanks for sharing the journey.

      • Denise on September 26, 2015 at 10:08 AM

        Thank you Terri! The only way to find out if God means what He says is to take Him at His word. The journey hasn’t been easy, but well worth it!

  3. Gretchen on September 23, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Been steeping myself over the last few years. Thank you for this refreshment, today, Denise. God is so good to me. I think I remember that daily, but i need to REMEMBER it daily. <3

    • Denise on September 23, 2015 at 10:13 PM

      Thank you Gretchen! God has a way to help us always remember how big He is in our little world.

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