Resting In Grace

Resting In Grace

DAY 6 OF 20

Swimming terrifies me. Each time I wade into a pool, I’m reminded of when chlorinated water burned my nose and mouth when I ventured too far into the deep end as a child. It wasn’t a near-drowning, but it was scary enough to make me grateful for the man who pulled me to safety. He did something I couldn’t do for myself.

Today’s verse tells us God is strong enough to save us from the depths of sin. In our natural state, darkness threatens to swallow us whole. We might try to fight against the strong undercurrent of sin and disobedience only to realize we’re too weak to free ourselves. Spiritually, we choke on gulp after gulp water instead of breathing sweet air. We feel hopeless and afraid.

In Matthew 19:23-24, Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” The disciples asked the Teacher, “Who then can be saved?” 

Jesus’ answer, recorded in today’s verse, provided the best life preserver—the promise that our salvation isn’t up to us. We don’t have to rely on our strength.

Instead, God does the rescuing. He pulls us from the waters of sin that threaten to drown us. He makes the way. Salvation is possible because God did the work for us through Jesus Christ. We need only to release our grip on whatever we’ve replaced our security in apart from God, the weight that threatens to pull us under. When we forsake those things and trust Jesus, He does what is impossible for us. He saves us from sin.

When have you most needed Christ to rescue you? 

~Dawn Tolbert

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Resting In Grace

Christ's grace has the power to change everything. We don't have to strive, to compete or compare, or question whether or not we measure up. We're enough because Christ in us in enough. The cross of Christ sets us free.

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