God is always ready to give you another chance.
We’ve all been irresponsible. We’ve all messed up. The Bible tells us, “Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins” (Ecclesiastes 7:20).
God doesn’t want you living with a heavy guilt trip about all the irresponsibility in your life. Guilt destroys your confidence, damages your relationships, keeps you stuck in the past, and even hurts your health. I read a report a few years back that said 70 percent of people in the hospital could leave if they knew how to resolve their guilt.
God wants far better for your life than that. You don’t want to live with guilt. And here’s an important truth to always hang on to: You don’t have to.
God wants you to live with a sense of promise and hope. God can even bring good out of the stupid decisions that you’ve made in your life if you’ll give those failures to him.
How do you do that?
Admit to God you’ve made a mistake. It doesn’t surprise him. And it won’t change his perception of you. I hope you’ll take this step today. When you do, here’s what you can expect from God:
God forgives instantly. The very moment you admit your sin to God, he forgives you.
God forgives freely. You don’t need to earn it, and you’ll never deserve it.
God forgives completely. He wipes your sin absolutely clean.
If you’re mired in guilt and shame, it can be tough to get out of. You’ll tell yourself that you blew it, so you’re bad. Since you’re bad, you believe you’ll blow it again. It’s a nasty cycle from which we often can’t seem to escape — at least not on our own.
You need a power beyond yourself. You need a Savior. You need Jesus.
DO NOT MISS OUR SERVICES TOMORROW FOR FRIDAY NIGHT CHURCH AT 7PM! WE HAVE KIDS PROGRAMMING TOO!
Have a Terrific Thursday!
Pastor Dickie and Tammy