Friday, October 2nd, 2015
THE GOD OF A THOUSAND CHANCES
“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1
These are wonderful words for those struggling with Romans 7:15 (see previous post). When I’m sailing my own ship and not thinking about Jesus or my Father or the Holy Spirit, God is not displeased or disappointed. I can start again with Him at any point. He is the God of a thousand chances.
The Lord knows I fight my fallen nature. The Father loves the prodigal son who returns to Him. He loves me when I return, no matter how many times that happens. He did not condemn the woman at the well. He did not condemn Mary Magdalene. He did not condemn Peter. And He does not condemn me. He welcomes all His children back at any time. That’s the God I can trust with my life.