She sat watching the waves come crashing in, one right after the other, powerful, and unceasing. When they reached the top of the shore, their power was quieted. And with a blink of the eye, the salt melted into the sand and was gone…until the next wave hit. And when the next wave came colliding into the shore, she realized in that moment something equally powerful crashing into her soul: His grace does that, too. Comes in, quietly, and soothes and takes our mistakes and erases them, not just some of them but all of them…when we ask.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Today is a great message about the power of grace, which can quiet any soul, sooth any contention, calm any storm and heal any heart.
Have you ever been in the midst of a conflict and an unexpected whirlwind of all their mistakes comes at you and threatens to take possession of everything inside of you as you conjure up everything you want to hurl at them verbally? Or what about those times when you just know that you know that they misunderstood you?
In moments such as these -- when we feel the need to get back at someone and hurt them as they’ve hurt us by hurling hurtful words, or when we think we must defend ourselves with our words -- that we should just say nothing at all! These are some of the toughest times to quiet the mouth but quieting the mouth will quiet the soul. When we practice this, His grace speaks volumes, showing us a different solution.
How in the world do we do that? By praying this one simple verse: “Set a guard over my mouth, oh, Lord. Keep watch over my lips.”
If we could just imagine Him being the guard over our words, I can’t help but think we’d recognize He’s the protector of our hearts as well and wants to cleanse our hearts and minds with His grace. To remove or ignore Him as the guard over our words is to encourage a partnership with the enemy ☹️ No thank you! 😊
2nd Thessalonians 3:3 says that He is faithful and will establish me and protect me from the evil one. If I live like I believe that He is the guard, what more is there to say?