Do you ever think I’m just not worthy? Why would God love me? How can He forgive me? When I’ve done nothing to show Him I deserve His forgiveness and love.
I can recall feeling like this quite often in the past. But once I learned what God’s grace truly means the feelings of unworthiness finally stopped.
The truth about grace is we aren’t being saved by God because of our heroic or faithful actions.
We were saved simply because of God’s grace.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV
I know you wanted to think God saved you because you pray, are saved, attend church, or memorize scriptures. But the truth about God’s grace is in the word. There is nothing you have accomplished that makes you worthy of God’s grace.
It is by your faith and faith alone that God grants you grace. We would be wandering souls without His grace. Being moved by our desires. Enslaved by the desires of our flesh.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—For by grace you have been saved through faith. – Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV
Today I just want to encourage you during those moments when you’re feeling stressed or unworthy. Remember that by having faith that God’s word is the truth and the salvation bestowed by Christ. You already have the gift of God’s grace.
Bible Study Resources
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