“Peace in the struggle to find peace. Comfort on the way to find comfort and if I shed a tear, I won’t cage it. I won’t fear love and if I feel rage, I won’t deny it. I won’t fear love.” Sarah McLachlan
My journey is always filled with grace despite the grief that I feel at times. How do I find the necessary grace to journey through my process? Often its when I realize that His grace is always enough.
Grace falls down and changes everything; it covers us all. Grace covers over my fears and insecurities, my greatest struggles and inadequacies, my biggest mistakes and poorest choices, my deepest heartache and sorrow.
Grace always enables me to make it, no matter what. No matter who turns against me, no matter what obstacles I face, no matter how many times I fail. God’s incredible grace is there to pick me up, to revive lost hope, to heal broken bones, and to strengthen my weak will. It is never inadequate, nor is it ever depleted. It never spoils, and it has no expiration date.
This gift of grace is far more beautiful than I can give credit for, far more splendid than I know what to do with.
I find the more I allow this grace to fall and cover over my most wounded places, the more I can surrender to God’s love.
Letting go can be the hardest thing for me to do yet in that beautiful moment of total surrender, when I learned to release the very thing I don’t know how I will live without, I start to see and feel and understand that a God of grace will not return it empty. He has never returned anything empty to me before so why would He now, when it hurts more than it ever has before? He just wouldn’t. He just won’t.
I am always reminded how sweet the gift of grace, how it sustains me when all else feels lost, when I feel so lost.
But God said to Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” … so that God’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
In the end, what Grace is to me in that God has demonstrated His divine presence and a “balm in Gilead” through His Word, the comfort of the Holy Spirit, and the encouragement of other believers in Christ. No matter what loss we are experiencing, there is hope and comfort through the grace of God.
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose, all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller.