Forgiven Friday: Our Gracious God

God spares us

Inspirational Thought of the Day:

We cannot comprehend on a moment-by-moment basis what God spares us from.

Scripture:

Job 11:6b

Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.

Job 12:9-10

Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? 10  In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. 

So much to share about what God has shown this weekend at the Worship Conference, but the verses above were from my own reading today.  In the midst of being in awe of God in all that we have learned, I found out that one of my children was in a car accident tonight.

Why would God be so gracious as to keep my child safe?  I don’t know, but all I can do is praise Him for His undeserved mercy.  Life is fragile and no one knows their end, but every moment, every breath we have – is in His perfectly sovereign hands.

Every day there are miracles untold, situations which never arose because God’s hand stayed them.  Then there are the painful circumstances that are allowed in.  Complaints can be quick to rise in such times, unless we remember all that God has done for us and contemplate what He has kept from penetrating into our lives.

Overwhelmed by His grace today.  Give a hug and kiss to your loved ones whom God has placed in your life.  They are a treasure to behold.

Lord, this precious life is Yours alone.  Thank You for the opportunity to live for You.  Be glorified, LORD, in everything we say and do and help us to be grateful for each moment.

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