God never wastes anything—our strengths, our successes, or our mistakes. In this collection of true stories, Kurt Bubna, a self-confessed “recovering idiot,” chronicles his own honest, heartfelt, and often hilarious missteps along the path to grace.
The following is short excerpt from the book Epic Grace – Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot (Tyndale) by Kurt Bubna.
“What do suffering and perseverance have to do with grace?”
The short answer? Everything.
Typically, when we hear the word grace, we immediately connect it to sin. “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. . . .” And that’s good, because without question we all need the kind of grace that covers all our sin. But we also need God’s grace to sustain us in the midst of our struggles. In fact, much of the grace we experience happens in the context of suffering.
God’s gentle grace comforts us when we are deeply wounded.
His larger than life grace covers us when we are wrestling with hardship.
His empowering grace helps us to stay the course when the going gets tough.
And God’s epic grace shows us how to rise above our pain and circumstances with enduring hope and faith in him.
So what does God tell us to do in the midst of suffering? He urges us to persevere which is only possible by his grace.
Want to learn more about God’s epic grace? Then can get the book HERE.
Be a blessing today, Jay.