COVERED BY GRACE IN THE HARD SPACES OF LIFE.

 “If only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” {Acts 20:24, ESV}

READ: ACTS 20

Grace is a beautiful thing when we experience blessing and undeserved favor in life, right?  It’s a bit harder to imagine our grace covering when life gets challenging or messy. But as believers, it’s still there!

Grace says “I will give you what you do not deserve; salvation, protection, favor.” We don’t often hear that those good things can sometimes lay under the surface in spaces we can’t always see or feel, however, our faith assures us it’s there!

The apostle Paul’s life fascinates me.  He didn’t have an easy go at life and yet he was a trailblazer in the spreading of the gospel.  Being imprisoned at least three times, beat repeatedly, and constantly up against opposition for his faith, he never skipped a beat.

“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself,…” ~ Paul

One definition of grace says “a divinely given gift or blessing.”  Our divinely given blessing is the Holy Spirit.  Paul understood it was the grace of the Holy Spirit that enabled him to complete the call on his life.  It was the Holy Spirit that testified to the hardship that was up ahead but also generously gave him the strength to endure whatever he faced.

The Holy Spirit is the grace gift that eases our burdens and helps us through ALL life.

“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God.” {Acts 20:28, ESV}

The Holy Spirit helps us in our own lives and in the ministering of the gospel to others. Lean into the Holy Spirit helper today. Seek strength, comfort, and covering under the faithful gift of the Holy Spirit.  Allowing Him to sweetly whisper messages of help and hope for your day today.

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IMAGE: Alisa Anton

BethAnn Foro
BethAnn Foro
Howdy, I'm BethAnn! Founder, Author, Bible Teacher, & Chief Visionary at She Believes Ministries. I love to gather and encourage women everywhere to lean into Jesus and simply BELIEVE HIM! Not just believe in God but truly believe all of Him for our whole life! I'm so happy you are here at SHE BELIEVES, I hope you find encouragement and deep refreshment for your soul through the online pages and faith-based resources at SHE BELIEVES MINISTRIES!

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