“So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.”
1 Peter 1:13 NLT
We all know that God’s ultimate work of grace will be revealed when the kingdom of God is realized in its fullness. But salvation is not the only form of grace we receive from God. We can find evidence of His grace in our lives every day.
You know God sometimes gives us physical things, such as much-needed college money or a dependable car. Other times He us gives healing for ailments big and small. He us gives direction when we’re not sure which way to turn, and He gives us comfort when we’re hurting. He us gives peace of mind when we’re confused or stressed. Every one of those gifts is an example of God’s grace.
James 1:5 tells us that God gives wisdom generously to all.
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”
James 1:5 NLT
Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.”
Folks, every gift God gives is linked to His grace. We don’t deserve anything He gives us. We’ve done nothing to earn it. Yet God loves to give, so we are the grateful recipients of His grace. We serve a generous, gracious God. And for that reason, we always have reason to hope ………no matter what situation we’re facing.