Ephesians 2:8-9 (AMP)8 For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved ([a]delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;9 Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]
We are not saved by our good works but by grace. No matter how hard we try we will never be perfect. We can wear ourselves out if we are trying to be saved by doing things right all of the time – because we will never be able to have right behavior 100 percent of the time. We can try and try, but if we are trying to better our behavior without God’s help we will only get tired and feel condemned all of the time.
God’s grace is with us everywhere we go and in everything we do. God will give us the power to do things we need to do and when God is with us we will have joy no matter what are circumstances are.
God’s grace is for us always and it never runs out. Some of us need more grace than others. You might know someone who has a ton of things going on in their life and wonder how they can handle life, well they may just have a little bit of that grace.
James 4:6 (AMP)6 But He gives us more and more grace ([a]power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).