You can find many great definitions of grace depending on who you talk too. One I especially like is: God’s ability to do in you what you can no do in yourself. Yesterday, I finished Chemo #5 and I’m not going lie the day started out rough. Anxiety was defiantly a factor which resulted in tears shed for the start of the day.
The good news is, I didn’t stay have to stay that place. My nurses are wonderful and helped me out with some anti-anxiety medication but, more than that my mom was on hand to pray. The situation can not be changed: I have to finish my chemotherapy treatments and I have to finish it using the cold cap; neither of which are too enjoyable.
However, what can change is my soul, my emotions, and how I react to it all. This is where God’s grace comes in. His grace gives me the ability to walk out this situation with His strength, His joy and His peace. We all face difficult situations, and how many times to we trust in our own ability to make it through? In and of myself, I do not posses the ability to walk out breast cancer without difficulty. When I turn over my situation (and my heart) to Him; His GRACE takes over and I can walk it out in His ability.
Hebrews 4:16 (AMP) “Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].”
His GRACE is available to me and it’s available to you! When Hebrews says, draw near to the throne of grace, it simply means talk to God about it. Just like you’d talk to your best friend, He’s there to listen to you and provide the GRACE and mercy you need for anything you need – how great is that?
Here’s my “Grace Face” at the end of the day and let me tell you it was a huge improvement from the beginning of the day!
Love you more than only 3 treatments to go,