God’s Grace: How Deep Is It?

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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 blackest 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 grace.

“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!

It’s Your Turn

What about you? How deep is God’s grace to you? How has His grace affected you? I’d love to hear from you. Please send me your comments through the message section on my contact page. You might encourage someone today!

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9 Responses to “God’s Grace: How Deep Is It?”

  1. Holley Gerth on August 31st, 2011 1:36 pm

    So thankful for grace–and for you!!

  2. Coralie - Queensland, Australia on August 31st, 2011 2:26 pm

    No wonder His Word says “His Grace is sufficient!” Being God’s unmerited favour towards us means we didn’t earn it, Grace was a free gift for our application. Thank you Rebecca.

  3. Rebecca on September 1st, 2011 8:36 am

    Holley, I’m thankful for you, too. Love your blogs!

  4. Rebecca on September 1st, 2011 8:37 am

    And what a wonderful gift it is, Coralie. Thanks!

  5. Cari on September 2nd, 2011 7:55 am

    Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Tracy Stoffell on September 2nd, 2011 12:36 pm

    This my first visit to your site and I really enjoyed your blog. I have only been blogging for a short while and I am always looking for new sites to follow and read.

    Really good word.

    Tracy

  7. Rebecca on September 2nd, 2011 9:26 pm

    Thanks, Cari!

  8. Rebecca on September 2nd, 2011 9:27 pm

    Thank you, Tracy! I appreciate your encouragement!

  9. tom rice on August 7th, 2013 10:44 am

    I am praying for mine now! I’m praying for the return of Tammy to our home so that we can put our family back together. She left without warning and will not speak with me. Since then God has told me that she will return but He had to shake us up to focus on Him. I pray that He speaks to her heart and opens the doors.Amen

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