Romans 5:2 NKJV “…through whom (Christ) also we have access by faith into this grace…”
God has given us a blank check to draw on His account of abundant grace. He said come boldly to receive grace for help in time of need (Heb.4:16). The grace of God is God’s willingness and ability to use His power on behalf of man. There are so many things that God expects us to do in this world, however He knows that we are not able in our own might to accomplish them, but He has not left us alone, rather He has made His grace freely available to all who believe.
When God delivered Israel from bondage, He promised that He will take them into the land of Canaan. When Israel went on a reconnaissance mission into Canaan, ten of the twelve spies came back saying, “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large…We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we…The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” (Num.13:27-31). They spoke doubt and unbelief.
The people gave a report based on what they could see, measuring the situation based on their own ability. But they failed to realize that God was to give them the land not by their own might, but by His power at work through them (grace). Hebrews 4:1-2 warns us lest we makes the same mistake, “Therefore, since a promise remains…let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.” Caleb’s response was, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” (Num.13:30). This is the attitude of faith.
Friends when you talk about your situation based on your might, you are speaking doubt and unbelief. Don’t let the good that God intends to do through you be spoken of as evil. Face the challenges in life with an attitude of faith; through God’s Word, develop a vocabulary of an overcommer, knowing that God’s grace is abundantly sufficient for you!
Scriptures to Meditate: Josh.14:8, Rom. 3:4; 10:17, Col.3:16