Just Because You've Messed Up Doesn't Mean You Should Give Up

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    I can remember so many times when I rebelled against my parents. That feeling of “I know what I’m doing” or “nobody’s going to be the boss of me” would always arise when they were trying to give advice.  It’s amazing how when we can be the most destructive our parents who love us can still stand on our side no matter what. It is the same way with God, we mess up so many times being selfish, forgetting to pray, or to even say thank you. But the Lord never gages His love for us based on our actions. God is love and therefore that which He is cannot change. In (Duet. 31:8) the bible says, “The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forget you.”  So no matter how far or how wrong you may be know that God is still on your side and cares for you.

    Everyone at some point feels the need to be independent to do his or her own thing.  I think there are a lot of positive things that can be said for one’s independence but not at the price of no guidance. There are great men all throughout the bible that exercise this very pattern of living. Many of them at their lowest points of sin or rebellion still saw the Lord’s hand of mercy and forgiveness. Remember Samson made the desperate request for God to give him strength just one more time.  David after his adulterous affair prayed unto God that he would grant him an opportunity to just worship Him again. How can we forget the prodigal son who after spending all that his father gave him returned home only to receive open arms and a feast. How much more does your heavenly father care for you?

    Don’t allow your bad ways or negative attitude get in the way of this truth, “that God is on your side.”  Paul said, “He wills that we prosper even as our souls prosper.”  Meaning if you increase the right information for your thoughts and mind then your life will prosper. Return to the days of reading and studying His word. Open up your mouth on a daily basis and began to worship the Lord for the simple things. Put a smile on your face and loose the agenda that “somebody owes me something.”  If God is on your side who can be against you anyway?  This journey call Life is yours for the enjoyment. Stay strong in your faith, hold sure to His promises and know that if no one is for you God is!

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