1 Peter 5:10 And the God OF ALL GRACE, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have SUFFERED a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
ALL GRACE…the God of ALL GRACE. When I read this verse this morning, something inside of me leaped with joy…yet at the same time, I felt overwhelming frightened because while, I know this scripture verse from inside out…I had missed the most important part of it. Yes, the simple but most powerful words in the whole verse…THE GOD OF ALL GRACE.
If we know the Lord, then we understand GRACE. But no, neither you nor I can claim to understand ALL GRACE. You see, in 2000, the Lord spoke to me a promise through this scripture verse and over the last ten years…I have been living, breathing, dreaming and walking this verse…yet, I hadn’t seen the seeming obvious truth. ALL GRACE means all the graces I have received over the years added up together. Notice from the above scripture of the graces I have received:
SUSTAINING GRACE: …After you have suffered a little while,
Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
RESTORING/PROTECTING GRACE:.…he will himself restore you,
Psalm 139:5 You hem me in_ behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
STRENGTHENING GRACE: ...make you strong,
Psalm 85:10 Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed.
Job 8:7 Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
Psalm 113:9 He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children.
Friend, I don’t know about you, but the God of ALL GRACE…has over the years kept His word over the promise He gave me. IF HE HAS NOT FAILED ME, HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU!!