Me: “I can’t go on”

God: “My grace is enough”

There are those moments where we just can’t.

Me: “I can’t even!”

We just can’t go on. We’re at the end of our rope.

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Kousei knows how this feels. He’s fallen underwater. His soul has lost the desire to do what it was made to do. He can’t hear the music. Who is he? He’s lost his identity as a pianist. So he just floats along….

I was in church a couple weeks ago, and we sang a song that really connected to me. They lyrics were 2 Corinthians 12:9, “… your grace is enough…”

I realized then and there that grace is what keeps me afloat. Grace keeps me from sinking to the bottom of wherever Kousei is at.

What does that mean, “Your grace is enough?”

Let’s connect two ideas together.

Through God, my soul is always well. Now, that is different from my heart being well. Through God, I am saved from the punishment my own wrong doings caused. When I die, I do not have to be judged for eating the cookie when my mom told me not to, or lying about hitting my sister in the first grade.

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My confession to my mother

No matter what I do, I cannot screw up my soul. God already has it in his hands.

“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:28

Isn’t life just a giant quest for salvation? Some people think that salvation is being happy. A happy life is the ultimate goal. To do that, they think they need a good education to get a good job, and have a good spouse to have good sex, (I know that’s what you want) and then have good kids to represent the wonderful moral values you hold and all these other things.

Perhaps you can be saved through therapy. If you fix your problems, you’ll be happy. Maybe it’s having “things” that make you happy. Maybe happiness is living in the most wonderful country, or being apart of a rich heritage. Maybe science is the only way we can ever know what is and isn’t. Science is god because it’s the only tangible thing that can tell us who we are. Or maybe it’s being one with nature and having a healthy spiritual life that will save you.

Christians think a different way. Nothing on earth, nothing “tangible” can save us. The only one who can pick us up when we can’t go on is the one who created us. Salvation means that you have found something much more valuable then happiness. It’s joy.

The only ingredient to having a soul that is well is grace. That’s where “my grace is enough” comes in. Grace leads to salvation, which leads to joy. The joy I’m talking about is something you can only have if you know the Lord.

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If you want this joy, and this salvation, then all you have to do is ask. Seriously. You just have to sit down and be like, “God I want you.”

And them bam, you are going to learn so much. God is therapy. Having stuff doesn’t matter anymore. You become apart of a heritage richer then any ethnicity. Science starts to actually make sense with God. And your spirit becomes alive like never before. For the first time, you feel truly alive.

“The LORD says, “I will rescue those who love me.

I will protect those who trust in my name.

When they call on me, I will answer;

I will be with them in trouble.

I will rescue and honor them.

I will reward them with a long life

and give them my salvation.”

Psalm 91:14-16

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In Your Lie in April, Kousei’s salvation comes in the form of music. The one who brings the salvation is Kaori. Listen to the music all around you. God is singing to you, you just need to open your heart and listen. You don’t have to love under water. You can live a joyful life if you just take his hand.

 

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