Drugs are everywhere in our country. EMTs arriving on accident scenes use drugs to stabilize people in injury traumas or health crises. Good. Sad and desperate people buy crack and crystal meth to ease the pain of their lives and to get numb. Bad. Hospitals have thousands of drugs on hand, ready for any health emergency. Good.
The best drug of all, however, is not a chemical at all. It does not need a doctor’s prescription, and there is no downside risk of addiction or overdose. “A cheerful heart is good medicine,” says Proverbs 17:22. This is not to say that painkillers or mood-leveling medications are useless or wrong. The point: as a Christian you are not completely at the mercy of your moods. You can choose your attitude because of the things God has told you in his Word.
Your body is a thing of beauty, designed by God to be his temple. You are loved with an everlasting love. Your sins are forgiven. The angels of heaven hover with divine protection. Your life is a divine mission that only you can perform, and at its end you will be welcomed into glory forever. You are immortal.
When you ponder these joyful things, how can your heart not be cheerful? How can you not feel better at once?
God’s grace is his unmerited and unlimited favor for those who are truly his. It’s his relentless determination to let nothing stand in the way of his love for his children.
Throughout One Day Full of Grace is woven the story of God’s great love—as it’s shown to many in the Bible, as it’s displayed in the author’s life and family, and how it’s a part of each Christian’s life. You’ll learn how you can ﬁll your life with God’s goodness and mercy each and every day.