Grace - Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012
I am renewed, vitalized and uplifted by the grace of God.

One of the heaviest burdens we put on ourselves is self-condemnation: blaming ourselves for our real or perceived wrongdoings. As long as we permit ourselves to carry this burden, our spiritual growth is impaired.

We can acknowledge our errors and short-comings, and where possible, correct them—but once we have done this, it is time to forgive ourselves and, with a humble heart, let God’s grace heal any guilt or blame that remains.

The law of grace is: “Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Only when we forgive ourselves do we open the way for God’s grace to renew, vitalize and uplift us.

See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up.—Isaiah 52:13