WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
“Surely … unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life…”
Psalm 23:6 (NLT2)
GRACE IS WORKING
A pastor of a big city church ran an ad for a caretaker/housekeeper. The next day, a well-dressed young man appeared at the pastor’s door. But before he could say more than “Hello, I came to see about…,” the pastor began questioning him. “Can you sweep, make beds, shovel walks, run errands, fix meals, balance a checkbook, and baby-sit?” “Whoa,” said the young man. “I only came to see you about getting my fiancé and I married, but if it’s that much work, I’m not interested!”
Good relationships in life take work. And God’s love and grace never stop working in our relationship with Him. David mentions God’s “unfailing love” in Psalm 23:6. He knew there was never a day when God’s love took a break or didn’t come through.
We all let each other down from time to time. Even the most loving relationship can have struggles. And the fact that the love of others has failed us can sometimes make it difficult to believe that God’s love and grace will never fail or let us down. Ask God to help you see that His love is unlike any other that you have ever experienced.
Thank God for showing you grace. Thank God for offering you the grace to forgive others like He has forgiven you.