Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 6-25-21

Psalm 30:4-5 (NLT)

Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones!
    Praise his holy name.

For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
    but joy comes with the morning.

What is grace? God’s unmerited favor is called grace. The grace the Father lavishes upon us permeates us until we return to God through our physical death. Grace is like a mantle or wrap that keeps us snug near God’s heart. What does grace do in our lives? Grace makes a way for us to be blessed by God; to be held, healed, and helped by God. It gives us victory over sin (James 4:6). We are saved by grace through faith in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross, because Jesus is the embodiment of grace and Truth (Eph. 2:8; John 1:14). We have eternal hope because of grace (2 Thes. 2:16). If you are grateful for this amazing grace God has given you, then, like the psalmist, take time today to sing and praise his holy name.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your extravagant grace that covers me for a lifetime. This life can be difficult and hard. Though I have faced times of weeping, your grace has always brought me joy and restoration. I love and appreciate you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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