I want to take this time to encourage anyone and everyone who may feel down, condemned, unforgiven, on the wrong path, dirty, broken, lost or forgotten. Maybe you are someone who feels like you are in a dark place, a place with no hope, a place that has no purpose. I am here to tell you that there is HOPE!
A lot of you may struggle with your past or past mistakes that you may have made. I am here to tell you that God loves you and desires for your heart to feel clean again, he wants for you to forget all of the mistakes you made and quit looking at your past, he wants you to look forward and to keep your eyes on him.
Lamentations 3:21-24 “Yet I still dare to hope
when I remember this:22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”
God’s word is telling us that God’s mercy is new every morning! God is a faithful and forgiving and loving God that knows we are human and that we screw up all the time. He knows the secret sins of your heart even, but he also tells us that his love never ends, his mercies never cease, and that he is faithful to forgive us when we turn to him. So yes you may have screwed up in the past, but God tells you turn to me, confess your sins to me and I am faithful and just to forgive your sins. He loves us so much, he will never run out of HOPE for you, out of love for you, out of mercy for you! Yes, every day may even have its struggles and battles, but know that God is for you, he is with you and he will never leave you! He never wants for you to run from him when you mess up, but wants you to run to him and he will meet you with his love and forgiveness. He wants you to feel whole and clean again.
I challenge you today that when you feel down and out, run to God and don’t run from him. He will make you whole again. He will heal your broken heart. Trust me, you haven’t done something so bad, that God wouldn’t want you, trust me, He wants you! He loves you! God used some messed up people the most in the Bible Saul (Paul) was a Christian killer, David (a man after God’s own heart) a murderer and adulterer, Peter denied Jesus 3x when Jesus needed him the most. God used all of these people to tell you that no matter what you have done, no matter how bad it seems. His mercies are new every morning. He has a plan for you, and even if you seem like you are the worst of sinners, maybe he has the biggest of plans for you, just like those I mentioned earlier.
I challenge you to move forward with God and his love, and forgive yourself and let God forgive you of your past. Tomorrow is a new Day!