Posts tagged Grace
Collapse into the clearing of grace

Come running through the forest

of your thoughts

and collapse

into the clearing of grace.

Run through the wilderness

of who and what did not want you

and realize there is freedom for you

to still want better things.

It is okay to dream better dreams.

Even if what you lost

seemed to be everything.

Because the truth is,

you were always made for more.

You were always made to carry on

through the worst of things,

gathering all the strength you would need

to be who you are today.

Even when you were hurt along the way.

Even when you felt like a prisoner

in your very own mind, by grace,

you survived

and you still have permission

to roam free.

Roam free into the clearing.

Catch your breath.

Fall.

Rest.

Begin again.

You are allowed to do that.

You are allowed to want more

than these current feelings

and out in the clearing,

you are allowed to find healing.

— MHN

amidst the things that have not made sense

Even amidst the things that have not made sense, I hope you can see there is grace for this: glorious unmerited favor that sustains your soul, even when you don’t know how things are going to go. You are working so hard right now and you are giving so much, so take a deep a breath, step full into grace and do not give up. One day you will look back on days like this and see that even in all of those things that made absolutely no sense, you made it through, because all along, there was grace for you. — MHN

Even here, you are alive.

Even here, you are alive. Even in the wild of things you have done more than just survive. You grew. You grew a year older. You exhaled more breaths than you thought your body could bear. You have felt yourself drowning but somehow, you came up for air. All by grace: glorious unmerited favor and you didn’t have to do a single thing to deserve it. It’s for you. And even in you can’t make sense of why you feel this way, from yesterday alone, you are not the same. And it’s okay if things take time. If it takes time to be okay. It’s a journey you’re on. A journey marked with is grace. — MHN

this glorious unmerited favor called grace will be what sustains your heart

If ever there is a moment where it seems that things may fall apart, this glorious unmerited favor called grace will be what sustains your heart. Even in this certainty there is room to grow and to learn deep within your soul, and to be refined in the process of coming forth as gold. The way things are right now? They will be not always be this way. In the same way seasons lead into one another, in time, these things will surely change. You may have to tread through barren winter lands lately, but even here, you are guided. Even here, you are seen, forever being led where you were meant to be. — MHN

The truth about grace

Here’s the truth about grace:

It probably won’t look like you expect it to.

It probably won’t even really make sense to you,

because it’s glorious unmerited favor,

and nothing else really works that way.

There are so many things in life that say to you:

“You are not worthy, and you will never be worthy

unless you can prove it to me.”

But grace says something else.

Grace says:

“I see where you are,

and I know that you have been lost out here,

but there is still a way Home for you.

And you are free to carry on

on that journey,

even before it makes sense to you.”

– Morgan Harper Nichols

Why is it so hard to accept grace?

Why is it so hard to accept grace? Because nothing else in life works this way. Grace is unmerited favor in a world that is built on what you do, how well you do it, and how important or valuable you are to the group or the system. Everything seems to be best on merit, and even when you have been told to “just be yourself.” Grace is not easy to believe in, so therefore, it is not easy to accept.

It takes faith to believe that grace is available to you. It takes believing that beyond what you see everyday in your life, yet still, there is more. Yet still, you can experience a life that is woven in Light, despite shadows that seem to crowd around you.

MHN