You Need to Accept the Reality of Failure

”There is no one on earth who does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake” (Ecclesiastes 7:20 GNT). In America, failure is almost the unpardonable sin. We idolize success. But that kind of pressure creates major stress on people. The fear of failure has many different faces. It can cause you to... Continue Reading →

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How to Receive the Grace of God

For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17 NLT). In yesterday’s devotional we looked at 10 great benefits of God’s grace in our lives. As you read those benefits, you may have wondered how you can receive that grace in your life. It would be... Continue Reading →

God Can Restore You After You Sin

If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me” (Jeremiah 15:19 NLT). When you become a believer in Christ, you are born again into God’s family, and you cannot be unborn. Although the fellowship with God can be damaged by sin, the relationship is still there. You’re only one... Continue Reading →

Three Reasons God Says to Forgive Others

”For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15 NIV). It’s possible that you are carrying some deep wounds that you’ve carried for months, maybe even years. When you... Continue Reading →

Four Characteristics of Biblical Forgiveness

”Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32 NIV). Biblical forgiveness is not a cheap term you just throw around that instantly makes everybody feel better. That’s not real forgiveness.The Bible says there are four characteristics to biblical forgiveness: Forgiveness is remembering how much you’ve... Continue Reading →

How Does God’s Grace Get You Through?

”My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that what you are experiencing is truly part of God’s grace for you. Stand firm in this grace” (1 Peter 5:12 NLT). We face many pitfalls in the marathon of life. But regardless of what you go through, you can count on God’s sustaining grace.The... Continue Reading →

God Never Plays Favorites

”[The promise] is not only for those who live under the law of Moses but for anyone who lives with faith like that of Abraham” (Romans 4:16 NCV). God doesn’t play favorites—regardless of your background, your status, or your sin. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a religious person or a formerly religious person or if you... Continue Reading →

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