No Pressure by Danny Gokey–Thoughts on the Song

No Pressure by Danny Gokey–Thoughts on the Song

I find it ironic that I’m writing about a song entitled “No Pressure” when I just started college and am dealing with all the pressures that come along with that.

In life, we are pressured continuously by friends, family, school, work, and our own expectations for ourselves. The weight of all of that can drag us down into discouragement and frustration.

What I love about this song is that it reminds us that we do not have to earn God’s grace. He gives it to us freely. We don’t receive grace because we were “good enough.” Before God awakened our hearts, we were all dead in our trespasses (Eph. 2:1).

Our salvation comes through God’s grace, through faith, not because of anything we did.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)

We could not have earned salvation because Isaiah says that “all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment” in God’s sight (64:6).

Salvation is all of God!

Even after we are saved, God continues to shower us with His grace and forgiveness. That does not mean, however, that we can continue in sin because we will be forgiven.

“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?” Romans 6:1-2 (ESV)

We are commanded to become more like Christ and seek to obey Him (1 Peter 1:14-17).

Next time you are struggling with all the pressures of life, take a moment to praise God that He gives you grace freely. We can always rejoice in our salvation, no matter our situation.

 

*A guy from church painted my hand for me. Isn’t it good?

 


 

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Oliver doing college
Oliver decided to help me get ahead with my college assignments. Thanks, buddy!

One Reply to “No Pressure by Danny Gokey–Thoughts on the Song”

  1. Amen. This is all often much easier said than remembered and put into practice in our daily lives. The Gospel, which is all of grace, should be the cornerstone of every believer’s life and this post was a good reminder of that truth!

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