Sinner in the Hands of a Merciful God

It happened again. Someone told me I’m special. And I denied it. Then the person disagreed. I prepared for battle. It happens periodically. What? That someone looks at my life and the work that I do and thinks I’m special. And that I immediately disagree. I even go back and forth with people. “Yes you are,” they say. “No, I’m not,” I reply. Why? Because I’m not. And when someone tells me I’m special, I have the perfect opportunity to tell the person the truth.

“I give ALL glory to God,” I tell people. Why? Because every single good thing in my life, and every single positive thing that I do, is because of God. My testimony is proof enough that without God I am nothing. And with Him, anything is possible. Amazing, beautiful, wonderful, things can happen when I lay aside my own will and surrender to His as I walk with Him day by day. Because of me? No. Because of Him.

I am a sinner woman in the hands of a merciful God. One little peak into one single day of my life reveals the extraordinary mercy of God. For my mishaps, stumbles, falls, my outright, downright sin as I fall short daily of God’s glory make it abundantly clear that it is only by His love, His grace, and His mercy, that a sinner woman like me can find myself bearing fruit that would cause someone to tell me, “You’re special.”

I am not. I am just me. But God – God is everything. To God, to Him I give ALL glory.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 ESV

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