Hope in His Power: Through His Grace
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NKJV)
16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
Our grace comes from our Heavenly Father who loves us. God loves us enough to send Jesus for us. Jesus has a love for us that is truly a gift. To go to the cross and suffer for us is truly an indescribable gift that cannot be measured. Jesus is the one true way to everlasting life through Him and He paid the price. Grace because of the blood He shed for us. Grace not earned or deserved, but because He loves us.
We know we can have good hope in Him because of His love for us. Now realize His grace is for all who will admit they are a sinner, repent, and ask Him to be Lord of their life. Now realize not all will accept Jesus and realize His true grace. There is not one sin that you have done that He did not take to the cross for you to ask for forgiveness of as you have journeyed through life. Yet, you do have to pray and ask for forgiveness. His grace in His blood, the Holy Spirit convicting your heart to pray, Jesus being our Mediator to the Father and the Father forgiving us is true grace. That is true grace and true love because we have a Father Who is love.
Now as you pray for forgiveness pray for all the wrongs you did, as well as the sins you committed in knowing what you should do and did not do it. Yes, you knew at times what you were to do and James 4:17 states: Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
So, comfort your hearts and seek God’s direction in His Scriptures. Know He loves you, has a plan, and He will show you His way and His will for our life. So, take comfort in His grace and thank Him for His love.
We thank You for Your love, mercy and grace. We thank You Jesus for going to the cross for us. We ask for forgiveness of the things we have done wrong as well as the mistakes in not doing what You asked. I put my hope in You knowing You are the One True Living God who loves me.
In Your Son’s Precious Name, I pray, Amen.