What is God’s Grace? Grace is when you get more than you deserve. Grace is God’s favor. According to Merriam-Webster the definition of grace is “the unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification”. Sanctification means to be made holy. Regeneration means to be made new.
It’s by God’s grace that we are saved. It’s a free gift, our works does not win it, and it’s available to all people. Ephesians 2:8-9 states, “for by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” It’s also stated in Romans 3:24 that “all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus”. In just our simple belief in Christ God makes us whole. He saves, redeems, forgives, heals, delivers, protects and restores us. His Spirit gives us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness and self-control. This is God’s Grace.
In God’s holy word, the Bible, He gives us standards on how we should live our lives. He’s holy and he wants His children to be holy. These standards are set in place for our benefit; for our protection. How on earth are we suppose to live up to these standards? When a person confesses Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and believes that He died for our sins, the Holy Spirit comes and dwells on the inside of that person. God’s seal is now on that person. That person now has the help of the Holy Spirit in trying to live up to God’s standards. This is God’s Grace. He knows that we’re human and we live in a sinful world. Instead of condemning us, He decides to help us. It’s God’s grace that He gives us when we fail to hit the mark. Through the blood of Jesus, we can openly come to the Father to ask for forgiveness.
Grace is when God gives you the power to do something that you wouldn’t be able to normally do on your own. Hebrews 4:16 states “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”.
Along with assistance in walking in God’s standards, He also helps when a challenge comes our way. (In a sense, it may be a challenge walking in God’s standards.) For example, if you’re transitioning your life, struggling with paying your bills or even just experienced death of a close loved one, God gives you his grace to get through it. He’s consistently regenerating you in the process; making you new.
In our human mind, it’s hard to comprehend this. The average human being finds it hard to give grace to another. How great is the God we serve that He does this for us? Let’s pray that God helps us to show grace to others.