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We live in a very ungracious and unkind world. There is so much bad news; it’s becoming harder and harder to watch the news. Like in the days of Noah, our days are filled with violence, corruption, and outright sin. It’s easy to become bitter and resentful. We can start to feel like God is against us or that God has forgotten us.But we need to remember that even in the darkest of days, we can find grace in the eyes of the Lord. His grace is sufficient for us, even when everything around us seems to be falling apart. When we fix our eyes on Him, we can find hope and peace.

Genesis 6:8 (NKJV) “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”

Noah, his name means ‘rest.’ He’s a rose among the thorns in a time in human history of grand sinful proportions. With all the evil surrounding him, the Bible describes Noah as finding ‘grace in the eyes of the Lord.” That’s so encouraging! Noah found grace! As someone once said, he was “under the spout where the glory comes out.” He was able to navigate his life in and through and around his sinful culture so that the result was grace. He was rescued from the coming judgment.

Psalm 84:11 (NKJV) “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.”

Listen, friend; you will find what you’re looking for. So much will catch your eye if you’re looking for sinful things to complain about. If you’re looking for rising crime rates, old-time values diminishing, a younger generation thinking differently, dressing differently, and doing everything differently, you will only see those things. But there is grace to be found in the middle of it all! God has not forgotten you. Yes, He sees the sinful culture, but He sees you too. Look for open doors of grace. Be a grace giver! Like Noah, you can find grace in the eyes of the Lord no matter what is happening around you!

1 Peter 2:1–3 (NKJV) “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”

When you’re feeling lost and alone, remember to look for the grace of God. It’s always there, even in the midst of difficulties. And His grace is enough to see us through anything. Trust in Him and lean on His strength. He will never let you down.

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