A God of Second Chances
Have you ever failed or let God down? I am sure we can all look at a time in our life when we let God down. I know I sure have, and I imagine we all feel the same. You feel bad on the inside for letting our Lord and Savior down. A feeling of being ashamed and questioning our own faith.
The bible is full of stories of men of faith that had failed. Remember Jonah, who refused to go to Nineveh, and he tried to get out of going to Nineveh by going to sea toward Tarshish. Then there was David who arranged the death of Bathsheba’s husband Uriah. Then Peter who cursed and denied the Lord the night before Jesus was crucified. All these men failed God at a point in their lives. So, we are in good company. We make mistakes and at times we fail in our walk of faith. But thankfully we have a God that gives second chances. Jonah, David, and Peter repented, and God gave them a second chance. God is full of Grace and Mercy and the same God that gave these men a second chance is the same God that gives us second chances.
Failure is big, but God’s grace is always bigger. Don’t let your past keep you from trusting God for a second (or third, or fourth) chance. The God of grace loves to forgive.
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
If you feel like you have let God down. Today is a great day to turn things around. God is a God of second chances.