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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

free to keep living

Even when you are faced with the reality of what is, peace is still available to you. You do not have sort through everything here. You do not have to figure out everything by tonight. You are free to trust that even though there are too many questions that do not have answers, and there are too many gaps in the story that you are waiting to be filled, peace is still here, even in the waiting.

And it is okay if you are in a place where you are not sure how to make sense of certain things. It is okay to say “I don’t know” and “I’m still waiting,” while still making room in your heart to have peace. Remember that you live in a world that is filled to the brim with immediacy, and it is normal for others to expect you to have confidence and certainty, even when you are tired, and you are just not sure how to feel. But whenever you feel the weight of having to have everything figured out, do not be discouraged. You are still free to cling to what is true: even in your unknowns, Light is still guiding you, and no matter your uncertainty, you are being led where you need to be.

And while you wait, you are free to keep living. You are free to keep giving your all to whatever each day brings. And in that space, be known for your peace. Be known for your ability to slow down and breathe deep, and say, against the unknowns, “even here, I have what I need. There are so many things I am waiting on, but they will not take this life away from me. For even here, in my uncertainty, I have found boundless peace and the freedom to let it run over absolutely everything.”