I’ve said many times that the difference between Christianity and every other major religion is grace, or God’s unmerited favor. Though most world belief systems offer a series of prescribed steps you must take and rules you must follow to earn the acceptance of the Lord, faith in Jesus Christ asserts that while you were still a sinner, He died for you. In other words, you were seen and loved even before you “got your act together.” You were saved in a helpless and messy condition and changes in your life come as a response to what God did for you out of the abundance of His love. Though this may seem elementary, my point in reminding you of it today is to encourage you to be kind to yourself in this trying season of pandemic. For many of us, the present circumstances have been stretching, frustrating, and fearful, and it’s important to give ourselves a daily measure of the grace that Jesus has already lavished upon us.
My friend, it’s okay to have hard days, and even if that means crying, screaming, or shaking your fists at God, He is secure enough to take it. You have a Savior who can sympathize with your weaknesses because He was mortal Himself, and He understands the challenges of being human and navigating in a fallen world. In this uncertain time, He offers grace upon grace as He whispers to your heart that you are loved more than you can fathom. Though you may be troubled, Jesus invites you to sit in the quiet comfort of His presence and receive the blessed assurance that He is working to help, heal, and restore, while He brings His Kingdom to earth through you.