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Unfolding Grace

February 10, 2019

Some days are harder than others. We all have them. You hit snooze one too many times, there wasn't enough hot water, you hit every red light possible on the way to where you are going and you are late ... kind of days. Dinner is burned, no one wants to do their homework, the dog will not stop barking, that same load of clothes is still in the dryer and you really have to find time to sit down and pay the bills...kind of day. The boss is on a rampage, the internet connection keeps going in and out and you just realized you have on one brown sock and one black sock...kind of day. Days that make us want to throw our hands up in the air and give up.

 

2 Corinthians 4:16 MSG

"So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever." 

Even though. Gosh that's just wondrous. Even though it looks bad, it's gonna be alright. Even though times may be tough, they're gonna get better. Even though things look like they might fall apart, God's grace is making something new from the ruins. Today is over so quickly. Today may look dreadful. Today may have been a hard day. Today you might be saying 'when is this day going to be over?' Yes, today may have been hard, but...even though...God's grace is making something new. Even though today was...well...even though, we can rest assured that there will be new grace tomorrow, and there will be another great adventure awaiting us. Don't give up. Never give up because there is always tomorrow's unfolding grace. God says that even though on the outside it may look like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, He is making new life and not a day goes by without His unfolding grace. Everyday includes God's unfolding grace.

 

 

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