to the degree that i understand grace. i give grace.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
not when i stick to my diet, not when i get my house entirely clean, not when i finally had a great day with no yelling at my kids, not when i finally get organized with my budget, not when i get dinner ready and the table set for dinner before my husband gets home from work....and on and on.
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
it's when we need Him most.
when i'm ready to scream my head off at my children for pulling every last thing out of their closets and laying it all out on the floor...that's when i need His grace...so i can give grace and mercy.
i don't love them just when they are good, when they have behaved well in public and when they have their hair all in place. and He doesn't love me for what i appear to be.
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