Monday, February 6, 2012

It's There

When I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and the rest of the day follows suit,
I reach for it
it's there.
When my voice is more elevated than I care for it to be, and I hinder love,
I reach for it,
it's there.
When I can't even crack a smile to someone I love, I reach for it,
 it's there.
When I can't sit up or even sit down because of pain, I reach for it,
it's there.
When I've said something without thinking, and a friend sheds a tear,
I reach for it,
it's there.
When I don't fully listen, and I interrupt, I reach for it,
it's there.
When I don't pick up the phone, or send an email back, or return a text,
I reach for it,
it's there.
When I have forgotten forms to sign for school, or have failed to pack her lunch,
I reach for it,
it's there.
When I have a nasty thought, about a loved one or stranger,
I reach for it,
it's there.
When I put myself down and call myself names,
I reach for it,
grace, it's there.
When all I can do is rest, and I lack motivation or strength, I reach for it,
it's there.
When I've wanted to give up, instead of fight the good fight, I just simply think of
grace, because I know,
I know,
it's there.

Grace Laced Mondays


Erin said...

the power of God's grace amazes me each and every day :) beautiful post.

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...


Michelle @ The Willing Cook said...

You are so right! Thank you for this simple, yet complex, reminder.

Nelle said...

You're so right, it's there for the taking.

HopeUnbroken said...

oh, how i need that grace! what a beautiful write, gina.
have a blessed day!

N. said...

Beautiful words!

Emily Rose said...

Beautiful...Did you take that photo? it's stunning.

Paislea Elyse said...

love this!

happy monday!

drop by allister bee soon!

Mary said...

it is, indeed!
you are such a bright spot in my day, girl!
have a wonderful week!

Natalie said...

Such a great reminder! You can never not hear the message of grace too much =)

Ruth@GraceLaced said...

How glorious that the grace depends nothing on our loveliness, but wholly on His character. Oh to be transformed to His likeness through the grace of God!

thetoddlerwhisperer said...

Great reminder. All we must do is reach for it, it's there.

SymbioticLife said...

I could definitely do with more of it in my life right now. I find myself snapping too easily and raising my voice too loudly. I must keep looking and reaching for Grace.

Abby said...

Love this. We're so unworthy, and yet so completely covered by Grace.

(That's a beautiful photo!)

ruth@gracelaced said...

Gina...I screwed up on the code for the button. I'm sorry. I changed the code on my post; it's correct now. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Nicole said...

Love this! So powerful :)

The first photo on your banner reminds me of a famous person.. but I'm not sure who it is.

Farrah said...

Beautifully written, Gina. I'm completely in awe!

Joyeful said...

Sweet, sweet grace! I'm reaching for it often these days! This post is so beautifully REAL. I'm happy to be your newest follower :)

chambanachik said...

What a sweet and timely post. You had me in tears.

tia said...

beautiful- encore! I want to read more. I am looking forward to more of these.

by the way, I am grabbing a button of yours to put on my blog of those I adore. <3