Everlasting Joy

“I began hanging out with the wrong crowd, making the wrong decisions, & living a life that I honestly had no clue where it was going. I stopped reading my bible, I stopped going to church, I even stopped praying.  But let me tell you one thing, God never stopped showing me that he was still there holding my hand.” – excerpt from Savannah’s Story

Today’s Promise reminds us that God looks past our mistakes and failures and sees us living the life of joy and freedom that He has planned for us.   There are times when we may not be able to manage anything other than a whispered, “help”.   We know we’ve messed up, we know we’ve said the wrong things and made the wrong choice.   We hope He can still forgive us, still love us, and isn’t too mad at us.   Luckily, we aren’t going to surprise Him.  He already knows where we will fail, and already has a plan in place to walk us back.  If we have trusted and accepted Jesus as our Savior, then we don’t have to be afraid.  Jesus paid the debt for our mistakes and failures when He died on the Cross.  He took the punishment that we so often deserve, so that we wouldn’t have to.  So that we can live.   Jesus is still willing and ready to jump in and rescue us from the pits we fall into.   He even prays to God on our behalf.   So, we can keep asking for help.  We can keep asking Him to show us the way out of the mess we’ve made.

How does God respond to our failures?   When we turn to Him full of shame and guilt, helpless to fix things ourselves?   He loves us.  He looks past what we bring Him, and wraps us in His love.   He reminds us of who we are and what He created us to be.   Then He blesses us double.    Go to Him.  Just go.  He will show you the way out.

isaiah-61-7-2Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt,  Your inheritance in the land will be doubled     and your joy go on forever. – Isaiah 61:7  MSG

 

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