I Don’t Deserve It

Grace is getting a gift that I could never earn.

Mercy is not getting the punishment that I surely deserve.

As I pondered these two words today, one thought kept coming to my mind. “What if God asked me to choose between grace & mercy?”

How in the world could I ever decide? I mean really?!? When I look back on my life & consider all the times that God has intervened on my behalf it can be hard to  distinguish between His GRACE & MERCY.

I can never be good enough to DESERVE His GRACE.  On the flip side, no sin, no matter how great, is outside of God’s ability to show MERCY. I feel blessed beyond measure to have been the recipient of Christ’s GRACE & MERCY more times than I can count & most assuredly more times than I DESERVE.

Therefore let’s approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help at the time of our need. – Hebrews 4:16 NASB

Consider the lyrics of the song from Maranatha Music (1999)

I Love Your Grace

I love Your Grace, I love Your Mercy
I love the way You help me when I call
I love Your Truth, I love the power of Your Name
But you know I love Your presence most of all

My soul takes refuge in the shadow of Your wings
Close to You is where I want to be
You are my Strength, You are my God
You are my King
And all I want is what You want for me

I love Your Grace, I love Your Mercy
I love the way You help me when I call
I love Your Truth, I love the power of Your Name
But you know I love Your presence most of all

My soul takes refuge in the shadow of Your wings
Close to You is where I want to be
You are my Strength, You are my God
You are my King
And all I want is what You want for me

‘Cuz I love Your Grace, I love Your Mercy
I love the way You help me when I call
I love Your Truth, I love the power of Your Name
But you know I love Your presence most of all
But you know I love Your presence most of all
But you know I love Your presence most of all

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Rick Doyle FoundsI Love Your Grace lyrics © Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publ.

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