Raising strong-willed kiddos requires strength and a lot of grace. These 10 verses about grace will empower every mom when parenting is too hard. And with strong-willed kids, it’s often hard.
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Ask almost anyone (believers and non-believers alike) and they’ll recognize Amazing Grace. Why?
Why is it such a popular song despite it’s obvious links to John Newton’s conversion to Christianity?
Because everyone longs for a redemption story.
Every one recognizes – deep down – that we are wretches in dire need of a Savior and the idea of amazing grace is one we all can latch onto pretty quickly.
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.
so what is grace?
According to the Merriam-Webster online, grace is “unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.”
I often think of grace as an unfailing, neverending, undeserved gift from our Heavenly Father. Something we never had to pay for ourselves and could never pay back.
why is grace so amazing?
Why isn’t it?
If you’ve ever received a gift from someone, a gift you didn’t deserve and was so expensive, beyond what you could ever dream about buying, you’d instantly understand how amazing grace is.
And that’s exactly what happened, Sister.
You’ve been given the gift of Jesus Christ. A gift sent from Heaven, as a baby, whose destiny was to one day be crucified in your place when he wasn’t even deserving of it.
And, my sweet Sister, it’s nothing to feel bad about. You should feel empowered.
When you just don’t have the mental energy to deal with nonsense or you need tips for what to do instead of yelling, remember you already have grace. In fact, you need to remember you have “grace upon grace.”
amazing grace in the Bible
As a teenager, Rom-Com movies probably lured you in (as they did me) into the romantic idea of a man willing to die for you.
But saying it and actually doing it are two entirely different things.
Jesus is the only man who did what the Rom-Coms all teased about. And that is absolutely worth giving your whole heart for all your days.
Because he also died for me, too, I want to declare as loudly as I can through this keyboard how absolutely amazing he is.
If others only knew. If they only really knew.
But grace isn’t a gift to accept and toss to the side – continuing to live your old life without any desire for changing.
Grace is a gift to be used. Grace is a verb. It’s a life to be lived out. Otherwise, what does his gift even mean?
Of all the 131 times ‘grace’ is mentioned in the Bible, these ten verses encapsulate all that grace is and should be.
Learn them. Place them as a token on your heart and be empowered, sweet Sister. Pin them for later (or the pdf version comes as part of the Taming Your Inner Mom-ster: Bringing Joy Back to Motherhood email challenge).
10 important verses about grace every mom needs to know
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, (ESV)
2 corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (ESV)
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. (ESV)
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)
For the LORD God is a sun and shield. The LORD gives grace and glory; He does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity. (HCSB)
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (NIV)
God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. (NLT)
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? (NIV)
2 Corinthians 8:7
But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. (ESV)
But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise, grace would no longer be grace. (ESV)
John Newton realized after his near-death experience he was a “wretch.”
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
When you truly understand grace (and what it saves you from) it will – all at once – relieve your fears.
Fears about being a mom and a wife and a follower of Christ.
And you will be so overcome by it, you will know – all at once – you were blind, but now you see.