I feel like a parrot sometimes because I have posted most of this in other threads but I guess it fits here too.
God’s grace for us is so that (1) we can participate in God’s life, and (2) we would have the strength and know-how to do so. The first is sanctifying grace, and the second is actual grace. Both are needed to be able to participate in God’s life, which is His will.
God’s will is one, but it applies to us in two ways.
God’s guiding will (also called God’s sovereign will or declarative will) is Him telling us what He wants us to do through His commandments found in Scripture and the teachings of His Church as well as the inspirations He gives us through our reason, intuition, the events that happen to us, and the people around us.
God’s permissive will (also called the will of God’s good pleasure) is everything that happens to us by God’s allowing or preventing of the consequences of everybody’s actions (more often the former, so that we learn) and also by letting the laws of nature run their courses or not (again, more often the former, for He is a God of order, not chaos; that’s why miracles are rare).
To follow God’s guiding will and rejoice in His permissive will, we need faith and hope, and both are graces, too, I. E. They come from God.
Faith is how we see His guiding will and His hand in everything that happens to us. Hope gives us the strength to follow His guiding will and to rejoice in His good pleasure.
Love, the Supreme grace, is then what happens when we struggle to follow Him and to rejoice in Him, and this in turn strengthens faith and hope.