Posts Tagged ‘forgive’

Trust and Grace

Posted: February 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I’d love to hear your thoughts on trust and grace, not so much as they stand alone but as they interact.


Posted: February 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
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There is enough real pain in this world that we don’t need to relive yesterday’s.

That’s the magic number at which we no longer have to be forgiving. We need to be sure we keep an accurate count ‘cause we wouldn’t want to over forgive. Or does keeping track nullify the whole idea? Maybe there really is no end to forgiveness.

More thought on yesterday’s post –

“When God forgives us for violating His design, He pours His life into us; and that restores our capacity to connect, first with Him, then with others. He makes us alive with the actual life of Christ. The energy with which Jesus heard and obeyed the Father, the impulses behind everything He did – His tenderness with the lame man, His indignation with the moneychangers, His patience with Philip, His red-hot scorn for the Pharisees, His love for children, His resolve to endure injustice without complaint – are in us. The impulses that energized Jesus’ life on earth are actually in us. That’s part of what it means to be alive in Christ.” – Larry Crabb

What he said.

God’s faithfulness, goodness, mercy, love and care have been amazing to this point in your life, which you can see if you’ll stop and reflect. Thank Him. But His best for you is still to come. Trust.

Isaiah 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” There are times when this verse brings great comfort to me and other times when it’s just frustrating. Somehow I forget that he has always been at work in whatever was going on and has never failed to have my best in mind. Yet today I think my way will work out better? Lord forgive me for being absurd. I trust you.