This week I was asked about a passage, “The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you.” Is this a Bible verse? The answer is no. Does that mean that this statement is not true? Definitely not. The promises and wisdom of God is bigger than the few words of scripture that we have in the 66 Books of the Old and New Testaments. In fact John wrote that if everything Jesus said and did was written down, the world is not big enough to contain all of these books. (John 21:25) This statement looks at two things, the will of God and the grace of God. It states in emphatic terms that the grace of God is more than sufficient, yet it also challenges me to think am I following the will of God. There are some things in life that we control and are we living and acting according to the will of God is one of those. This phrase wants to remind us that God’s incredible grace in Jesus is present whenever we look to Him in faith. In fact this phrase reminds me that life is meant to lived, walking and following my Savior. There God’s blessings overflow, every time I look to Jesus.
In looking into this I searched the internet and found this poem that expressed this promise.
The will of God will never take you, where the grace of God cannot keep you, where the arms of God cannot support you, where the riches of God cannot supply your needs, where the power of God cannot endow you.
The will of God will never take you, where the Spirit of God cannot work through you, where the wisdom of God cannot teach you, where the army of God cannot protect you, where the hands of God cannot mold you.
The will of God will never take you, where the love of God cannot enfold you, where the mercies of God cannot sustain you, where the peace of God cannot calm your fears, where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.
The will of God will never take you, where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears, where the Word of God cannot feed you, where the miracles of God cannot be done for you, where the omnipresence of God cannot find you. Author Unknown
In Christ’s Service, Pastor Dave