GRACE – GREATER THAN FAILURE                                     2 Corinthians 9:6-15

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” (v8)

(3) Another amazing truth at hand when we fail is that God’s grace continues to flow. Where would we be without the grace of God? God does not stop being gracious just because we have blown something by our inability to prepare well or evaluate a situation in the right way. Grace is there not only when we confess our sins: it is also there when we have to confess to failure.

We can beat ourselves up more than we should when we fail, although we do need to own and face any possible self-inflicted issues. However, providing we respond correctly, God’s grace will help us deal with it and enable us to get back on track once again. We know from Scripture that God can turn everything to good – even our failure. There is one caution we should explore before leaving this point, we do not attempt to forget our failure if they have brought distress to others. Instead we should seek to act responsibly towards those we may have hurt. When we face matters with honesty and integrity then God transforms everything by His grace. He wipes away the burning memories of shame and the self-dislike so that our failures, through His grace, do not paralyze us, but propel us forward. You will have noticed, I am sure, that the Old Testament ends with a curse (Malachi 4:6) but the New Testament ends with grace (Revelation 22:21)  Grace is the last word in everything. You are under grace today, and you will be under grace tomorrow. The past can’t hurt you, and the future can’t overcome you.

PRAYER LINE: Father, I am so thankful that grace holds the keys of yesterday and tomorrow. You lock the one – and open the other. And there is grace for today too. I am eternally grateful. Amen (EDWJ)


The grace of God is available when we exercise our faith.

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