I hurt someone the other day. I didn’t mean to but I did. I felt convicted about this, so offered my apology and asked for forgiveness. All seemed well and should have been, but I kept rehearsing the event in my mind.
“How could I have messed up so badly,” was in my thoughts. I couldn’t let it go.
Later that day I read a quote Jill McCormick which pointedly said:
“God is not surprised by my mistakes, imperfections and sin. Only He is perfect, which is why He extends me grace.”
Sometimes it is easier to see grace extended for others but harder to see the same for myself.
I know I am not perfect only He is. I cannot fix everything. Yet I can accept His grace and mercy because it is extended freely with no strings attached.
I really want to live more fully in this beautiful grace He offers – even when I mess up.
“God always gives you all the grace you need. So you will only have to suffer for a little while. Then God himself will build you up again. He will make you strong and steady. And he has chosen you to share in his eternal glory because you belong to Christ.” (1Peter 5:10 NIRV)