Scripture Reading: Psalm 46
Key Verse: Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
What is grace?
Grace is help.
We all need God’s help. Apart from the gift of His Son, we couldn’t be saved from sin. Apart from the gift of the Holy Spirit, we couldn’t experience His divine provision.
Never be too proud to ask for God’s help. Refusing His aid is like a starving man rejecting a sumptuous feast. The psalmist wrote, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1).
Grace is acceptance. If you have received Jesus as your Savior, you never have to earn God’s approval. You already have it. While He does discipline His children, God never rejects us for performance. The love of God is abundantly yours through Christ. His acceptance of you as a member of His family is irrevocable.
Grace is compassion. Jesus sympathizes with us. He identifies with our weaknesses, our fears, our anxieties. God is not distant, cold, detached. When Christ became flesh, He took on all the infirmities of mankind. Though sinless, our God weeps with us in sorrow, is grieved by our sin, and is exhilarated by our obedience.
Stand strong in His grace. Receive His help. Relax in His acceptance. Bask in His compassion. The God of grace is with you.
Dear Lord, You are my refuge and strength, a present help in time of trouble. Thank You for unconditional acceptance and unlimited compassion. Help me stand strong in Your grace.