This is the week of giving thanks for what we have. It’s also the week that we give to others who are in need. However, what happens if you’re the one on the receiving end? While some people find it easy to accept as much as they can get for free, others might feel uncomfortable. They don’t want others to know they are in trouble. Pride keeps them from asking for help. Or they see others who are in more need.
However, there is one thing you can accept without any guilt involved. There’s no need for embarrassment. Just allow your heart to receive God’s grace.
Hebrews 4:17 reads, Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. When you’re suffering, nothing feels better than to receive God’s love and mercy.
God loves us so much He allowed His Son to die to prove it. Our Father wants nothing more than to heap joy and love on us. However, there are times when we need help. At times, we might feel we are beyond being forgiven.
That’s where God’s grace comes in. He will give us that forgiveness even when we don’t deserve it. Our Father is very charitable with his mercy.
Charity doesn’t always begin with friends and family. Sometimes it comes from a stranger or your church. Then other times, we need to find that gift from God. And we need to accept it with open hearts. He wants us to receive his grace. Then He wants us to give that same blessing to others.
If you are in need, please let others know so they can help you with a helping hand or prayer. If you’ve gone through a trying time and others came to your aid, maybe now is your turn to help others.
God’s grace and mercy is one of the best gifts you can receive. Doing so with an open mind and heart will only enable you to return that gift to others.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. May you feel God’s blessings through this Christmas season.
Happy Thanksgiving, Kathryn!
Thanks, Patty. You too.