At our services this weekend we looked at the beautiful prayer David prayed in Psalm 51. He had absolutely ruined his life with an affair, a murder and an elaborate cover-up. As great as his sin was, he discovered that God’s grace is greater.
God’s grace is greater for you too. He has more grace than you will ever need. Just as you will never breathe all the air in the sky or drink all the water in the world, you will never use all of His grace. Simply put, you cannot and will not out-sin the grace of God.
Eden was a toddler when we lived in Miami, and we took her to the beach with her child sippy cup. She played in the sand and enjoyed filling the cup with the ocean water and pouring it out. The ocean was incomprehensibly vaster than the amount of space in her sippy cup. There was an endless supply of water, far more water in the ocean than she would ever be able to place in her sippy cup and pour out on the sand.
There is much more of God’s grace than you will ever need. There is more grace in God than there is sin in you. Wondering if there is enough of God’s grace to forgive you is like a child wondering if there is enough water in the ocean to fill the sippy cup.
God is rich in grace and He has lavished His grace on those of us who have trusted Jesus to take away our sins. The apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:7, “He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.”
I am so grateful that though I have been rich in my sin, God is richer in His grace!