Yesterday, I talked about those days where it is ever so obvious to me that I am desperate for the Lord’s grace.
Today I think about others.
I don’t know about you, but I am often quick to judge. Not intentionally. Not outwardly. But, that in the back of my head, silent judgment. The kind that creeps into my heart- a critical spirit of others.
I often draw conclusions of other’s based upon what I initially see. I see a life style. I see a family situation. I see an addiction problem. I see something on the outside.
But, the truth is there is always SO much more than that.
There is always a story that I don’t know. A journey that I have not walked. A life situation that I was not born into.
Many times there are trials, and heartbreak, and scars that are hidden from the surface.
Just like me, they are broken.
Just like me, they need grace today.
Instead of my criticism, my judgment that lacks understanding, they need grace. They need to see God’s grace pour through me.
Maybe their day was hard, or their life was hard. Maybe they have endured more than you or I could ever imagine. Maybe they need some grace, some compassion. Just as I need grace each and EVERY day.
Who do you know that you have blindly walked by as you quickly passed judgment and moved on with life?
Who in your life have you labeled as a problem, or an addict, or an issue?
Today, show them grace.
Because God has never stopped showing us His abundant grace, and He never will.
1 Peter 4:10 “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms”