'God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.'” -- James 4:6
Newton's third law, also known as the law of action and reaction, is what most people refer to as cause and effect. Basically, when we do stuff, other stuff happens. We don't live in a vacuum. Our actions don't simply impact ourselves and only apply to a singular moment in space and time. We screw up and it has consequences. However, one of those consequences is admitting that we screwed up and then the unintended benefit/blessing is God's grace.
Lord, grace is a gift given but it does require my repentance and humble acceptance.