“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16 ESV)
“Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.” (Micah 7:18 ESV)
I love this song. The below is a verse from a version sung by Chris Tomlin:
“The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
My chains are gone,
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love Amazing grace.”
I have felt bound by chains of defeat,fear,anxiety and countless other things. But God has a way out for us. All we have to do is have faith and believe. God is a chain breaker. He will break every chain that has you bound. He will release us from whatever is holding us back. He will cut the chains and set us free.
God has promised good things to his children. But do we really appreciate what he does for us? Most of the time probably not. We treat God like a lot of us treat our parents. We just expect him to take care of us without so much as a thank you. God’s grace is amazing. Who else will forgive us for the stupid things we do and then forget them and never bring them up again? That is God’s grace and mercy.
Admit it, you have done some things you really aren’t proud of. I have. More times than I can count. But once I repented of them, they were washed away and God’s love and grace took over. So if you have something you aren’t proud of, repent. Let God wash it away and replace it with His amazing grace.