Grace Abounds

God’s grace finds us in the moments when we least expect it.

The moments when we find ourselves fragile and broken and the ones where we feel on top of the world.

It finds us in the dark nights and through every sunrise.

Today I’m grateful for that grace, and the protection of God’s love in my life.

I’m thankful in the moments that overwhelm me that I have an abundance of grace and so many people who love me.

I’m thankful for a grace that whispers new perspective.

I’m thankful that God’s grace allows me to be unraveled to have moments where I cry and grieve.

Yet even more so that He picks me back up and turns my gaze forward, holding my hands when I stumble.

This last week has been one that I’m even more thankful and in need of that grace.

On Sunday my friend Cierra and I were in a pretty bad car accident- thankfully God was watching over us and we are mostly okay besides severe whiplash.

Because of recovery though I miss 3 of my last 5 days at my current job and also I’m not as capable to move all my stuff this weekend. And to top off starting my new job Monday now I have to look for a new car since mine was totaled.

Needless to say, it’s been an exhausting few days.

Yet despite this all I kept hearing God tell me to look for the grace and to let that define my perspective.

When I took time to reflect, I’m was humbled to see the grace weaved throughout the emotions and the ups and downs of my week.

I found it standing in the street after the wreck, amidst the shattered glass and chaos.Hugging my best friend, rejoicing because we were okay and nobody was seriously injured.

I found it in the hug I got from my boyfriend after when he picked me up. A reminder of safety and comfort.

I found it in the miracle that my friend Lauren didn’t end up going with us – for I’m certain that anybody in my back seat wouldn’t of made it.

I found it in the hospital, where despite the circumstance I found it fun to experience a neck brace for the first time and getting so much attention from the nurses and doctors.

I found it in my parents and Ricky who spent their Sunday evening sitting by me in the hospital , and my friend Dom who brought us frozen yogurt.

I found it in my friends dad , whose like a second dad to me. He took care of us the day after when the pain kept us in bed.

I found it in the fact that I had been in need of a new car anyways.

I found it in the moment I woke up the day after, thankful that it wasn’t worse.

I found it in the car holding hands with Ricky watching the sunset, thinking to myself that it could have been a very different story but God was protecting us.

I found it in the laughter surrounding me At the table with Cierra, Ricky and Lauren.

It’s all around us, the beauty, the grace, the love.

We just have to keep our eyes open, looking for it in the most unexpected places.

What is your story of when you found unexpected grace in your life? I’d love to hear!

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me”

⁃ 2 Corinthians 12:9

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