Thoughts from My Blog…
“But may the God of all grace, who has called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you.” (1 Pet. 5:10)
For some reason a phrase from this verse has lodged itself in my mind over the past few days. Did you notice how Peter addresses God? He calls Him “the God of all grace.” Stop what you are doing for a few moments and think about that. We have in our lives, caring for us, the God of all grace. I will address the last two thirds of that phrase later but think for a moment about the fact that He is the GOD of all grace. If he were gracious and not God, He at best would be a benevolent person but not have the ability for that good will to do anything in our lives. No, the “all grace” is empowered by the omnipotent God!
God has never seen a tight spot He could not get us out of. He has never faced a dilemma that did not have a third option. He has never faced a disease He could not heal. He has never encountered an obstacle he could not overcome or a roadblock He could not remove. He is able to deliver grace to you.
Are you in need of some encouragement today? If so, remember this: the God of all grace is on your side and He delights when His children turn to Him in faith and seek His help. So…what are you waiting for?
Jesse Waggoner, Senior Pastor