I want to encourage you with this verse from Romans I read the other day:
"That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring-not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all." - Romans 4:16
______________________________________________________________"that the promise may *rest on grace* and be *guaranteed*...."
This is great news. The promise of our inheritance in Christ, the good news of our justification in Christ, the good news of our righteous standing before Christ, the good news of our Forgiven-ness in Christ, is that it ALL rests *on grace.* _____________________________________________________________
The grace that has come your way, and will come your way. The blessing that has come your way, and will come your way. The righteous standing that you have before God right now, AND the future security you will always have. the past forgiven, AND the future forgiven. It ALL rests on grace. Literally. Grace. Not you, not your keeping it together, not you at all. It's grace. It rests on grace. The promise rests on grace. The promise that God has brought you into the family, rests on grace. So, you can't perform your way in. You can screw up your way out. EVERYTHING rests on grace. So you, right now, however you're feeling, whatever you're walking with, take it to Jesus. He's there, open arms, tears in his eyes, asking you to come and rest. Telling you, "It's okay. It all rests on Me. Not on you."