The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy.
What More Do You Need?
Next time your day goes south, here is what you do. Steep yourself in the grace of God. Saturate your day in his love. Marinate your mind in his mercy. He has settled your accounts, paid your debt. “Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross” (1 Peter 2:24).
When you lose your temper with your child, Christ intervenes: “I paid for that.” When you tell a lie and all of heaven groans, your Savior speaks up: “My death covered that sin.” As you lust, gloat, covet, or judge, Jesus stands before the tribunal of heaven and points to the blood-streaked cross. “I’ve already made provision. I’ve taken away the sins of the world.”
What a gift he has given you. You’ve won the greatest lottery in the history of humanity, and you didn’t even pay for the ticket! Your soul is secure, your salvation guaranteed. Your name is written in the only book that matters. You’re only a few sand grains in the hourglass from a tearless, graveless, painless existence. What more do you need?
[Every Day Deserves a Chance]
Lord, you give gifts without measure. You give the gift of your grace. You give the gift of your mercy. You have settled our debts. You carry our burdens and guide us on the good paths of life. You provide answers and solutions to our problems. You give strength. You have made our souls secure and have promised us life eternal with you. We worship you and seek to bring honor to you, precious Savior, amen.
I will sing to the Lord because He has death bountifully with me.
He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His mercies.
~ Max Lucado ~