You stare into the darkness. The ceiling fan whirls above you. Your husband slumbers next to you.

In a few hours, the alarm will sound and the demands of the day will shoot you like a clown out of a cannon into a three-ring circus of meetings, bosses, and baseball practices.

And for the millionth time, you'll make breakfast, schedules, payroll and... But for the life of you, you can't make sense of this thing called life — its beginnings and endings, cradles and cancers, cemeteries and questions.

The meaning of life!

The poor choices of life?

God answers the mess of life with one word: grace!

Do we really understand it?

A prophet of God in a wild time spoke for God and said:

[Thus says the LORD God:] "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you!"
(Ezekiel 36:26).

Grace calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off!

We are made new and live by a new power!

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ... I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead (Ephesians 2:8-10; Ephesians 1:18-20).