Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start
Mistakes and mercy. When we truly make mistakes–and not willful bad choices–having someone extend mercy and forgiveness to us is truly a blessing. It often enables us to make a clean break with the past, and to make a fresh start with the lessons we learned.
Here are your inspirational thoughts for this Tuesday evening:
“Sadly, many people today continue to fall back
into the mistakes and patterns of their past.
They keep going around the same mountain,
time and time again,
having to learn the same lesson multiple times.
Wisdom is learning from your mistakes
and moving on.
Thank God for His mercy
and the opportunity to begin again
no matter how many times
we have made mistakes in the past.
We don’t have to live our lives
in the prison of regret, guilt, and failure
because we have made some mistakes.
Jesus came to open prison doors
and set captives free (see Isaiah 61:1).”
–Joyce Meyer in “You Can Begin Again”
Love this one, especially near the beginning of a new month, and only a few weeks into a new year. It’s comforting to know we can learn from our mistakes and not linger in the past, but rather get a fresh start and move forward.
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Do you find it easy to let go of the past and not repeat mistakes?
Are you then able to move forward in your life?
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