Welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you stopped by! My name is Sarah and I’m a college student who loves biology, creativity, and living out my faith in community. This blog was originally created to help people (and me) deal with fear and anxiety God’s way, which includes a ton of grace. Since then though, the goal of the blog has widened slightly and become a bit more personal. (The grace has stuck around- thankfully!)
I believe grace from God is the defining concept of life. There is common grace for every person in that they woke up this morning. Saving grace is the Gospel: Jesus coming to die for our sins so that we could know Him and have eternal life. Then there is sustaining grace, which meets us in hardship. Sometimes, though, it is grace that we have the hardship to begin with. It is also grace when a big break occurs, or when life goes our way. Basically, grace is integral to every part of life.
The thing about grace is that it is absolutely undeserved. God owes us nothing. Yet, He gives us grace: unmerited favor. The waterfall of grace never comes up short.
A passage that has shaped my view of grace is 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. In it Paul writes,
“So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Paul was content to rest in the grace of God and His sovereign choice of protection. No, it wasn’t comfortable for him, but Jesus never did promise comfort to His followers.
I’m slowly learning what it means to live in grace and to walk through life’s challenges well and this blog is a way for me to share what I’m learning along the way. I hope you find my posts encouraging and edifying. (Please forgive me for pulling out that big churchy word..)
Anyway, I hope this little corner of the internet brings you some peace and grace,