Grace and Forgiveness

by Chelsea Mosher on April 18, 2019

If you've ever had to forgive someone who truly hurt you, it was probably a difficult task to perform. Extending grace to those who definitely don't deserve it is a hard and selfless thing to do. This struggle to forgive and accept people doesn't mirror God's gifts of grace and forgiveness.

You've only ever encountered the human side of these words. Humans forgive because they might feel like they need to, or because they know their own guilt. God has never sinned. He knows every wrong thing we've ever said, done, or thought, and he still looks at us and offers unrelenting grace.

 

"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:4-7

 

For some people, it's hard to accept God's grace and forgiveness. For other people, it's hard to see what magnificent gifts these are. As you continue in your faith, you will realize the depth of your sin and the depravity of humanity, and you will probably better appreciate the gift of salvation you've received.

Questions to consider:

Write about a time you had to forgive someone and it was difficult for you.

What is your response to the grace God has shown you?

Tags: forgiveness, grace, new believers

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