"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."  Hebrews 4:16

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A Matter of Grace:

A Matter of Grace - Fiery  I stood barefoot on the fiery bed of coals. I peered downward, waving the smoke away from my sizzling feet and saw huge, red, oozing blisters. I trudged on. Just as I was about to step into a meadow of cool, dewy, green grass I woke up with a start.

With clenched, aching jaws, drenched in sweat and tears, I sat up in the bed. If only the dream had lasted long enough for me to feel the cooling moisture of that meadow. However, there would be no more sleep that night and I wondered how I would live with this agony for the rest of my life.

Coping with Diabetes had always been a challenge, but this was far beyond anything I could have prepared for. I was on a low sugar, low fat diet and exercised every day. With God’s help, I had succeeded in controlling the blood sugar levels but nothing relieved the fierce, burning pain caused by the dying nerves in my feet. The damage had already been done. My heart was broken and I couldn’t believe God wanted me to live this way.

I called on my Pastor who also lives with chronic pain. Together, we called upon God. As my Pastor prayed for me, I was aware of His power and presence. His Holy Spirit filled me and I knew I was to simply keep trusting in Him. He would give me grace for each day if I would walk in faith. So, it truly was a matter of grace.

Later that morning I sat down to read my Bible. “And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as great drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22: 44) Those words reminded me of the anguish my Lord suffered at Calvary. As I continued to read, His words were like a cool, dewy meadow to my soul. I am a Child of God and He is able. When I reach Heaven, there will be no more pain. Until then, I will rest in the palm of His hand.

 

A Matter of Grace - Dewy Meadow


The Bible is full of God’s promises. There are so many that I’m not sure how long it would take to list them all so I’ve selected ten of the ones that I think you will find very comforting. There are so many references that I didn’t list them but if you are a Bible-reader, you’ll find them familiar and if you’re not, it would make a great study for you to search for them.

1. The Lord hears me when I call to Him and He accepts my prayer.
2. In peace I will lie down and sleep for You alone Lord, make me dwell in safety.
3. You are helper of the fatherless and the widow.
4. Those who know Jesus will see Your face.
5. The Holy Spirit has sealed us for redemption and guarantees our inheritance..
6. You never forsake those who seek You.
7. You do not ignore the cries of the afflicted.
8. You observe everyone on earth.
9. You will fill us with joy in Your presence with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
10. Look up, for your redemption draws near. (my personal favorite!)

If you want to know Jesus and be able to claim these promises, please email me via the contact page.


Do you think God gets angry when others are evil toward us? What is evil? Anything not of God. I think it does make Him angry when people are mean or cruel to His children. His word states, “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19 (NIV)

How hard is it for you not to take revenge”? Is it tempting to just say something back? Or talk about the person to someone else? Hello  🙄 

The Bible also states that we have inside us, the power that raised Jesus from the dead. “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT)

There is an answer when someone hurts us. If we can leave room for God’s wrath and if we trust Him, we can forgive others just as He forgives us.

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