Scandal of Grace

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭8-9‬ NIV)
These verses are dedicated to anyone feeling unworthy of God’s love and/or salvation through Jesus. I’d love to share what I heard in church last Sunday! “Grace is unmerited favor- we didn’t earn it but God gave us anyway. You didn’t earn grace so you cannot lose it!”. We’ve all “sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” but that’s the amazing thing about God’s grace. Irrespective of our sins, “if we declare with our mouth “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved”. So stop thinking “omg I can’t reach out to God, I don’t think He will listen to me or answer me, I’m not worthy”! We are ALL unworthy but His grace is always more than sufficient. Remember that “if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. (‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭13‬ NIV)”. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. Literally nothing! And that’s so crazy to me because we, human beings, fall in and out of love all the time! Even when we think we can never stop loving someone, something can happen that might prove us wrong! Or sometimes, even if we still love that someone, we might decide that it’s best to love them from a distance. But with God, that’s never the case! The only distance that can exist between Him and us is the distance WE create. Despite all the things we’ve done that we might not be proud of, He remains madly in love with us, and gives us the gift of grace, by which we are saved through faith! He’s honestly the realest MVP. He really is. I hope this comforting fact warms your hearts as much as it does mine and I hope you’ve all been blessed by this 7-day bible challenge as much as I have been! God bless youuuu 💜

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