Grace can be frustrating...
Grace? Frustrating? Yes!
"But he answered one of them, 'I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’" So the last will be first, and the first will be last. (Matthew 20:13-16, NIV)
Don't we expect to get "paid fairly"? The workers above were angry, but Jesus showed that each man and woman can be given GRACE!
"I worked hard all these years and SHE gets the promotion."
"I have NEVER used drugs, and that person gets favor?"
"I have ALWAYS...."
"Why is it that I am not getting....?"
Grace is frustrating. Especially when it is NOT me that is getting it! Ha! Yes! I have felt that way. It's ugly, but I have and sometimes still do.
God, help me remember today that Your grace is sufficient for ALL of your children. Help me have a bigger heart of grace and love. Amen.