Friday, March 2, 2012

{Grace}

I am starting to feel think better again about the trials in my life the Lord has allowed. The more I read my bible, the more I begin to understand God's goodness. It occurred to me the other day that trials are like medicine: we may not like them at the time but they are ultimately for our good. God, as our Heavenly Father, knows this, even though we may not.

The other lessons on God's goodness that I learned this past week include:

  1. God is good. He doesn't try to be good, He just is.
  2. When God allows a trial in our life, He is using it to conform us to His likeness (in this case, His goodness).
  3. God also allows trials in our lives so that others can witness His goodness in us (probably the most difficult for me to grasp).
I am thankful I was (once again) reminded of these truths on God's goodness. Although I have read certain passages of scripture many times, the Lord uses different verses and even clusters of words to open my eyes to His truths. I had never thought of the goodness of God in these ways before, and it is only by His grace that I am able to see.

On that note...

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound.
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."   ~Ephesians 2:8-9

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Dirt Lover said...

Thanks for your words. I come back to read them every so often, and they always make me feel better.
~~Lori