Are we transparent enough to allow others to read our story of grace? It may be the most meaningful story of grace that someone will ever know. When we share our own failures and God’s healings—then they can see grace is possible. We’ve all been damaged by sin and there’s no value in pretending we’re not. God’s grace gives us value. Whether the damage is caused by our own self-inflicted sin or it was inflicted upon us by others—it can all be part of our story of His grace.

King David is one of my heroes because his story gave me hope that I could receive grace after I’d fallen far from God. David was a child of God, yet—he had an affair with Bathsheba and then sent her husband on a suicide mission to make sure he died. Unthinkable for a child of God—right??? No—our inward man may be born again but our flesh is never better than the day we were born again. We’re all capable of the most heinous sins. When we’re God’s child, our sin no longer has the power to rob us of salvation, however, it does steal God’s presence from us.

The bridge between our sin and God’s grace is repentance.

David wrote in Psalms: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭51:1-4‬) David knew that only repentance would reconcile him to the goodness of God.

When we’re transparent about how God healed our sin-damaged heart, others can see our tapestry of grace. Our personal story of grace is the greatest story of our life and it has power to touch others with God’s grace.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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