I’ve heard it said of grace that we who are partakers receive what we do not deserve. No truer statement has been spoken. I am gloriously dependent upon grace. It is by grace that I have been saved. It is by grace that I have been set free from the stronghold of sin. It is by grace that I am delivered and healed. I will live by this grace and overflow with thankfulness to my heavenly Father until I come fully into Jesus’ presence and see Him face-to-face.
God’s grace abounds to the believer. I think I may have written about it before, but on one Outer Banks visit a few years ago, I found myself far out on a sandbar, enjoying God’s presence and lifting up my praises for His goodness to me. His still quiet voice asked, “Child, how big are you in comparison to this ocean?”
“O, Father,” I replied, “I am so very small. I wouldn’t even be visible if an aircraft flew over this part of the coastline.”
“The volume of this ocean in comparison to your body’s mass is the same as My measure of grace in comparison to your need. I swamp you a billion times over.”
Never-ending waves of grace.
I’m not the only one hearing the Father’s description of grace. Perhaps you’ve sung lyrics such as, “If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking,” and “grace comes like a wave crashing over me.” I suppose the reason that God assures us that His grace is sufficient for us (See 2 Corinthians 12:9), is because He knows He super-abounds. The resources stemming from the unsearchable depths of God’s love cannot be tapped out. (There’s that ocean analogy again!)
So what is it? What in your life has not been totally immersed into the all-surpassing sufficiency of God’s grace? Can you surrender it today? I’m praying for you, that you will discover “the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe” (Ephesians 1:18-19).
Swamped in grace,