Grace. While we were still in sin, Grace was a sunbeam, a sunrise coming through the dark clouds of night.
Romans 6:1-2 says, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” No longer do we live in sin, but we live in obedience to a loving father and awe of His amazing grace.
‘Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.’
The Grace of God is an immense thing. It is not something that we could possibly comprehend or even fathom, but it is infinite. There is a phrase from the hymn, ‘Marvelous Grace of our Loving Lord,’ that says, ‘Grace that is greater than all our sin.’
When I looked back at the 6 years of uncomfortable pressure I put on my family through my selfish obsession over food and my body, I cringe. I do. I wasn’t the only person wounded by my own sin, but people I loved were also hurt by this.
Although, I have since made things right, and by God’s grace, I have settled into a better pattern and healthier way of eating and living, there is still that guilt feeling that creeps up on me.
I can’t open the chest of the past. If I continue to open it in constant regret, I deny the grace of God to cover all our sins. If I continue to apologize and cry tears over it, I haven’t truly moved on and repented. Part of walking forward from eating issues is repenting, changing, and closing the door.
We can’t dwell on the past or worry over it. God has control of it, and He meant everything for our good.
Now, I gaze in retrospect, and I am grateful, that despite all my sin, God can bring flower out of the ashes and make a new story.
God can redeem your story too, because if we are faithful to confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)