Can grace cover the worst thing you’ve ever done? The most terrible act committed against you? The one thing you have the most trouble forgetting? The worst deed ever committed in history? In your lifetime?
Can God’s grace cover that? How complete is His forgiveness? How unconditional is His love?
How Deep is God’s Grace?
By Rebecca Barlow Jordan
God’s grace is so deep, you can never contain it.
So wide, you can never explain it.
So deep you can never see its beginning,
So wide, you can’t see its ending.
So deep, you can’t comprehend it,
So wide, you can’t ever end it.
So good, you can hardly believe it,
So great, you can only receive it.
So free, you can never earn it,
So amazing, you will never return it.
Take a moment again to remember, because we never truly forget. Memories—we may replace them, but we can never erase them. What is your worst memory? Your greatest (actual) nightmare? Then place God’s grace beside it.
How Deep Is God’s Grace?
Deep enough to cover the deepest sin. Because of Jesus, it’s wide enough to erase it from God’s “memory,” in that He no longer holds it to our account (Psalm 103:11-12). We are forgiven!
His grace is deep enough to cover every prison cell in every country. It’s wide enough to envelop the darkest heart. It’s big enough to embrace you forever. But it’s a gift, and must be received (Acts 2:8-9).
How Deep Is God’s Grace?
Deeper than you think.
I don’t know about you, but I remember those times in my life—painful times when I wasn’t proud of my actions or thoughts. Judgmental times, too. At times, I’ve wished I could forget. But I choose to believe His grace is not only sufficient to forgive, but that it’s deep enough to heal every memory. And it’s strong enough to help us grow deeper with Him.
Maybe it’s time to really believe and act on that truth.
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is” Ephesians 3:18 NLT
“May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace” (Galatians 1:3 NLT).
NOTE: I found the inspiration for this blog several years ago through Christy Nockel’s song, Healing Is in Your Hands, as we sang it in our worship service one Sunday morning. Listen carefully to the words of that song on the video. It’s one of my favorite songs. God’s healing grace is so powerful!
* I first published this post several years ago, but wanted to share its powerful message again.
My Personal Prayer for You
Lord, I truly don’t understand Your amazing grace. All I know is that I’ve experience it repeatedly. May that be true of every reader today. Surprise them with Your grace and Your unconditional love. Let them feel Your presence and the touch of Your healing hand on the hurts of their lives. Fill them with Your joy and help them receive Your grace daily. Lord, how can we thank You enough for pursuing us and accepting us, even at our worst? Thank You for Your precious covering of love.
It’s Your Turn
What does God’s grace mean to you? How has it changed your life? I love to hear from readers. You can always write me through my contact page and fill out the basic name and address info; then the email will come to me. Your name or info will never be shared with anyone without your permission.
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