Is God so mean that when I make a mistake that I will be kicked to the curb never to be given another chance? Not long ago I listened to a woman’s testimony about having an abortion as a teenager. For years she carried the guilt that God would never forgive her, or give her a second chance. Maybe you feel that way now or have in the past.
The young lady went on to share how someone shared the love of Jesus with her. Jesus died for her sins and there was no sin too large to forgive. She gave her life to Jesus and overtime the Lord healed the deep wound of abortion. She was forgiven and set free. Jesus tells us in Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,.“
Our enemy satan continually tells us, “God will never forgive you for that sin.” You fill in the blank. But his words are lies. When we come to the Lord and sincerely ask for forgiveness, He will forgive you.
The prophet Jonah was given the assignment to tell the people of Nineveh about God so they would turn from their evil ways. But Jonah ran away. God got Jonah’s attention through a great storm and being swallowed by a big fish. Jonah prayed to God and thanked Him for rescuing him. As the story unfolds, Jonah was given another chance.
Do you need a second chance? Don’t be afraid to talk to God about it during a time of prayer. He is waiting now as you read this.
Listen to learn more about Jonah: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/series/journey-with-jonah-1/jonah-repents
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Lk 4:18). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.