GRACE… is the Lord giving me some nachos and a very fast recovery from a horrible and painful infection.

Grace is also Him being merciful enough to withdraw His protective hand and allowing me to get sick and be nauseated and stay awake all night throwing up.

Both instances of sickness were used by Him to bring me to repentance and to draw me near to Him, after apathy and fear and guilt and lust and bitterness and idolatry and anger kept me from acknowledging Him as often as I usually do.

We often say that God exhibits grace when He blesses us with something great, but I say that an example of grace is also Him being kind enough to allow us to feel under the weather.

I’m gonna sing until my voice won’t let me.
As thunders roar I’ll shout Your praise…

You’re the God of everlasting wonder,
Your love outlasts the end of days.

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