Grace and survivors. Lots of words but big acts in one little sentence. Grace, is something that we as Christians need to give to survivors no matter where they are at in the their recovery. Even at the very very beginning, survivors need grace. They need it to continue on in their lives. Grace to help them with everything they are going through.
I remember in the beginning of the recovery phase with my recovery, there was grace in areas that I had never anticipated, but then there was none in other areas. Grace needs to be extended in all realms of recovery including work. Yes, work. Work is alway a go get it and stress and pressure (depending on where you are at). This stress doesn’t help a survivor at all in some aspects. Sometimes it hinders their recovery. Yet this is where Grace should be given. Grace is important and very much needed during recovery.
New places and new life, grace needs to be present. What I am refering to is grace in the home, despite the circumstances. Grace in giving their children when the parents are struggling to. Struggling with the loss of everything, but yet being kind and considerate when questions are asked.
Yet there is a greater grace out there. God’s grace, which is sufficient for all who accept Jesus as their saviour. He extends to us Grace when when we need it the most. He is gracious to us. God loves us so very much. It is so free for us.
Still as I write this Hymn comes to mind:
Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary‘s mount outpoured,
there where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin!
2. Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
threaten the soul with infinite loss;
grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
points to the refuge, the mighty cross.
3. Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
brighter than snow you may be today.
4. Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see his face,
will you this moment his grace receive?
I remember singing this hymn as a child in church, with the large hymnal in my hand. But its words are pointed to Christ who cleanses us from the stain of sin.
How will you extend grace to a survivor?
What other areas of your life do you need to extend grace to?
Whom do you need to extend grace?
What does God’s Grace mean to you?
Grace and survivors.
Grace and volunteers.
Grace and employers.
Grace and employees.
Grace and prayer.
Grace and life.
Grace and sin.
Grace and Jesus.
Grace and God’s Mission.
connecting to the Following blogs:
- Grace – Five Minute Friday (thehopejourney.wordpress.com)
- God’s Amazing Grace (mikelinder7.wordpress.com)
- God’s Grace Abounds! (outuvdarkness.wordpress.com)
- Five Minute Friday: Grace (writingcanvas.wordpress.com)
- Typhoon survivors plead for aid (weather.aol.com)
- 5 Minutes from a Thankful Heart: Grace (ourcrowdedheart.wordpress.com)