For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Eph 2:8-9)
♫ Amazing grace, how sweet the sound ♪... God's grace is what brings us through the hard times and sustains us in the good times. He is fair and unbiased. His love is there for all, no matter how wretched we may be. He forgives a thousand times over. Its a GIFT! We don't have to earn it - it is given freely to us!
"But I deserve that...I've earned that!" No. Perhaps in man's world we earn and deserve things. We are fortunate that our God is a forgiving God! There is nothing we can do to earn what is freely given to us. Christ opened the door for us. God only asks that we have faith! He offers us a chance to belong to him! He promises good things to us! He will protect us and bless us and provide for us!
Lift up your hands and your hearts today and praise his name! Offer praise and thanksgiving for all he does for you! Know that he will continue to bless your life - if you just have faith!