My heart was broken this week. Not by someone else, but by the realization that I had hurt someone I love very deeply. My spirit and emotions were grieved by the pain I had caused. I sincerely asked both my loved one and God to forgive me. But the most difficult part was trusting God with my emotions, my pain and the relationship. To offer to God a sacrifice of praise knowing that he could do what I could not in bringing healing to my life, and to those I love.
I found 2 Timothy 2:1, “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” God, in his mercy extends his good-will and loving kindness to us. He calls us to accept this gift and to find our strength in this grace which we need to extend to ourselves and to others.
Are you in need of God’s grace today? Will you join me in receiving this gift that God holds out to us in Christ Jesus?