Your Weekly Encouragement from Point of Grace
Assurance-No Matter What!
I have to admit that I blow it daily. Actually several times daily. And daily, I need to be assured of God's grace. I need to be reminded that he loves me, NO MATTER WHAT! Think of the "no matter whats" in your own life. You know what I'm talking about... The words you said. The lie you told. The thing you did. The secret you are holding inside. Geez, sounds like I'm describing myself-hahahaha. You need someone in your life who will assure you that the grace of God is with you no matter what. And you need to be the kind of person who assures other people in the same way.
In 1 Peter, Peter was writing to believers who were undergoing severe persecution, assuring them that "no matter what" happened to them, they were not alone. God was with them, and His grace surrounded them. So no matter what happens to you, God is right beside you. He doesn't always take the pain away, but He cries with you.
Are you the kind of friend who encourages others to look to God's grace when the no-matter-whats of life start pressing in? Do you have friends who help you do the same? If you don't have friends like that, the choice is up to you. Remember, be that kind of friend, and you will attract that kind of friend.
1 Peter 5:12 says "My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that the grace of God is with you no matter what happens."
Happy Hump Day,