When she’s been hurt.
When she’s disappointed.
When she’s angry.
When she’s frustrated.
When she’s tired.
A woman who does not give grace lacks the deepest kind of beauty: The willingness to yield to the Holy Spirit that always prompts us to forgive. Always prompts us to display love the way Christ did. Selflessly.
If you’re anything like me, you may find yourself defining graciousness as perfection, but the truth is, a gracious woman can accept grace as much as she can give it. She can forgive herself because she believes with her whole heart that Christ came to set her free. He doesn’t require penance. He doesn’t shame.
She won’t be perfect in her grace, but she can trust He will be. And that gives her peace. And peace within, peace that isn’t easily shaken, sets the foundation for dispensing grace to others, when they least expect it and when they most need it.
That’s the kind of woman I want to be. Shockingly gracious. Wildly forgiving. Demanding nothing. In perfect peace.
Can you share a story of shocking grace? I could think of a few, but I’d love to hear yours.
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