The Correlation Between Humility & Grace

I think there’s a correlation between humility and grace that I’ve discovered lately. So many times, I talk about needing grace or I hear others say they’re in need of grace. 

God reminded me of James 4:6, where it says, “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 

This is a promise to me. The humble are the ones who receive grace. I, then, not only want to be humble, but I need to be humble because of my need for grace. 

Four verses down, it tells me that I can humble myself. It’s in my own capability to humble myself. The promise behind it? James 4:10 tells me when it says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.” 

I was wondering about the “how to” humble myself when I realized there was probably direction in between the middle of those verses. 

Verses 7 -9 describe multiple things I can do o humble myself. 

7: submit to God, resist the devil 

8: draw near to God, cleanse my hands, purify my heart 

9: be miserable and mourn and weep and sorrow 

These things don’t necessarily seem like a joy party to me, but when I want the fullness of the Lord, it’s all inclusive – bad, good, and hard times. 

I long to glory with Jesus and I am willing to sorrow with Jesus, too. I want to be exalted by God, therefore I must humble myself. 

I am so aware I need the grace of God. Repeatedly, the Lord tells me how to receive grace. It’s to remain humble. 

He mocks those who mock, but gives grace to the humble. Proverbs 3:34  

Lord, give me grace to remain humble, in order that I can position myself according to Your promise to receive more of Your grace. Amen! 


About morgangascho

I grew up in Iowa, USA (famous for growing corn). I'm contemplative, I love writing, and blogging has become a hobby. Writing worship music is a way to engage in sweet conversation with the Divine Creator of the Universe, Jesus. He is my life. I am hidden in Him and I pray that someday I will know what that means. Until then, I'm seeking His glory, waiting for the day when it will all be revealed to me.
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