“the incomparable riches of his grace”

As my due date approaches I’m having to daily (more like hourly) lay my anxieties at the feet of my Savior.  Along with the joy and excitement that pregnancy has brought, I am constantly tempted to lose perspective and let fear and anxiety take over.  This battle has been humbling and has left me feeling weary at times.  I’m finding comfort in my Savior as I remember that the same God who is patiently bearing with me as I sin and lose perspective is the same God that patiently endured the sins of the world on the cross.  His mercy and patience are unfathomable and I praise Him for this!

“When Satan tempts me to despair

And tells me of the guilt within

Upward I look and see Him there

Who made an end of all my sin

Because the sinless Savior died

My sinful soul is counted free

For God the Just is satisfied

To look on Him and pardon me”

(From: Before the Throne of God above – Charity L. Bancroft – 1863)

Ephesians 2:4-7  But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”

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