Believing in the grace of God includes believing that it came to us at the right time. In kindness, Jesus offers us the lifeline just when we want and need it—neither too soon, when we would have scoffed at rescue, nor too late, when we would have been completely sunk.
If we imagine we would have welcomed grace much earlier, we underestimate our own deceitful hearts—and underestimate God’s deft and flawless timing.
God’s grace is always right on time—at just the point we finally agree how lost we were and how found we are.
No longer fret in vain regret: your grace arrived when you were ready for it.
So stay in grace.