Read Psalm 86. Today’s verse says, “But Lord, Your nurturing love is tender and gentle. You are slow to get angry yet so swift to show Your faithful love. You are full of abounding grace and truth” (Psalm 86:15 TPT). It is important to note that the verse says “grace and truth” — you have to have a balance of both. We will be focusing on the abounding grace.
Grace is the unmerited favor of God. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve. Note that the grace is abounding, abundant, great, plenteous. This means that not only are you getting what you don’t deserve, but you are getting it in abundance as well.
Grace is a gift from God (Romans 3:24). Grace is received by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:16). Grace is available to everyone (Romans 4:16, Romans 10:13). Grace comes through Jesus Christ (John 1:17, Romans 5:15, Galatians 2:21). Grace is extended throughout eternity (Romans 6:23).
As we fix our eyes on grace today, let us remember the amazing grace of God. God’s grace is restoring. It wipes out your guilt and helps you to start over anew (Isaiah 43:25). God’s grace is sustaining. It gives you the power to endure (Philippians 2:13). God’s grace is healing. It does miracles in your life (Psalm 147:3). God’s grace is liberating. It helps you break free from perfectionism and from upholding the Law (Matthew 11:28-30). God’s grace is assuring. It helps you to defeat your fear and doubt (Romans 8:37).
Today, let us thank God for His amazing grace. Heavenly Father, we thank you for your grace. Your outrageous grace, Your unmeasured grace — Your grace is enough. Thank You for grace upon grace. Help us to accept the grace available to us today. Help us to overflow Your grace to others today. Lord, we know that grace changes everything. We welcome the desires of Your heart today. Amen!