There is nothing more frustrating as a parent than having your child refuse to do what you asked them to do or when they do the things you told them not to. Our heavenly Father probably looks at us and shakes His head sometimes, but He is never frustrated or angry with us. Lamentations 3:22-23 tells us that God has a steadfast love for us that never stops and that every morning He provides new mercy that last forever.
I don’t know about you, but I am prone to wallow in a mistake as if it were a savory dish. The truth is that when we hold on, instead of laying them at the cross, we are standing in judgement as if we hold the power to forgive or not. This could be likened to positioning ourselves greater than God. Ouch! When we allow our hearts and minds to be continuously aware of His love and mercy, our mistakes become a new beginning. Jesus died to cover our mistakes so that we can be in a loving relationship with Papa God. Where love abides, fear cannot. Take some time to bring your flaws before your loving Father, allow Him to cover all of the past and present mistakes with Jesus’ blood of cleansing and move on in the new mercy of today. His faithfulness is great!
I think it is safe to say that we have all started over again at one time or another. A restart can be the launching point to something greater. The steps that lead to these new beginnings may be by choice or something completely out of our control. Whichever it may be, a fresh start can open new doors, clean the slate on past difficulties, and restore hope for the future. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God knows every detail of the plan that He has for us and those plans are filled with goodness and hope for the future. Regardless of what we see or feel, we can trust that He has been with us every step of the way and He knows where we are going. When we approach the end of one journey with gratitude and the start of the next journey with surrender we can move on with confidence in God’s plan. Take some time to thank God for the journey you have been on. Let Him empty the bag you have been carrying and repack it with what you will need for the next adventure. He isn’t finished with you yet!