Earlier this week, my dad had to be rushed to the ER for symptoms of a stroke. Monday night & Tuesday were spent waiting and praying. Thankfully, the diagnoses and prognosis was good. He did have a mini-stroke, however nothing major.
As I drove home late Monday night, I began thinking about grace. Grace is all that got my family and I thru those trying nights. And it’s not loud, at all. Here are my thoughts on the grace God gives us in those times when life is confusing, messy and painful.
Grace is not a big loud noise or event. It doesn’t show up in the days before trouble arrives.
Grace is silent.
It glides into your heart and mind when you’re overwhelmed, overworked and overcome. It reassures.
Even when you plead and beg because you don’t feel grace or His presence, grace is there just waiting for your words to fail so it can speak to your heart. Loudly.
It Melts into you and when you are drained, unable to speak anymore, that’s when grace reveals itself and you hear Him whisper, “be still. I’m here, I was here when you were calling out, frantic. I will never leave you”
Psalm 46:10 & Hebrews 13:5