Surprised When We Have Blown It So Badly

There are terrifying times when we know that we have blown it so badly that surely God must expose and punish us for our own good.  And then something completely different happens.  God not only withholds the punishment we so richly deserve, but he lavishes us with loving-kindness and surprises us with joy.

– Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philipsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 181


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