Standing in Grace

All I know is commands,

The calls,

The constraints.

 

All I see is rituals,

The rules,

The regulations.

 

All I see is lectures,

The laws,

The lessons.

 

I thought this would be good.

I thought I would be free.

But all that I can feel

Is the weight upon me.

 

Improve.

Be better.

Try harder,

Progress.

 

I cannot do better,

Though I try and I try.

I just cannot improve,

So I cry and I cry.

 

I am saved by His grace,

But will that be enough?

I was saved by His grace,

But the after is tough.

 

This life of perfection

And rules I must follow

Is not necessary.

It’s pointless and hollow.

 

Yes, the life that You lived

Without one transgression

Has now given me life

So I won’t bear the burden.

 

He did better,

Tried harder,

So I didn’t

Need to.

 

I need grace for my faults

And mercy for my sins.

He provided it then,

And His grace will still win.

 

Oh, I can try and try

Until I cry and cry.

Or, I can trust and trust

Until I learn His love.

 

So now and forever,

He will show me His face.

He’s not leaving me now

And neither is His grace.

 

One of the many incredible aspects of God’s grace is that it doesn’t go away once we are saved. He doesn’t show us His grace for salvation alone. There is an endless supply of it!

Once we realize God’s grace and trust Him for salvation, we sometimes forget later in life that we still have God’s grace with us. We still don’t need to do anything to be (or stay) saved.

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 3:1-2 ESV)

We were justified by faith because of God’s grace, and now we stand in the grace that grants us access to Him. If God were not a gracious God, we wouldn’t be here. We would’ve been destroyed long ago.

But because He is still gracious to us, we are still here. We are still loved. We are still forgiven when we confess. We don’t have to do anything to become Christians and we don’t have to do anything to keep being Christians. His grace remains because He remains.

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  1. Beautiful!!!!! I LOVE this. I have been talking about grace on my blog lately, because its just so mindblowing! You have a gift with words.

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  2. I greatly appreciate you nominating me! Thank you! Unfortunately, due to my busy schedule, I don’t have time to “accept” the award. But thank you again! 🙂

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  3. Awh, thank you! Your comment means a lot! 🙂
    It can definitely be tough to remember that God’s grace saves us, but praise Him that it’s still true! 🙂

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  4. I love the poem! It’s simple, but tells the truth in a clear and meaningful way. This is something that is so hard for me to remember, that I am saved by God’s grace, not my works. Thanks for this!

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