There Are No Do-Overs ~ May 8

There Are No Do-Overs

But there are start-overs

“Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and I will rescue you,” declares the Lord.       Jeremiah 1:8

I read about a young man who had the world in his hands and allowed the coddling lies of drugs to steal it from him. He let himself be pulled into the darkest depths of addiction and nearly lost it all—a promising career in sports, his family, and if truth be known, his life. His mom told him once God must love baseball players. When he asked why she would say that, she said, “Because if He didn’t, you’d probably be dead by now.”

God rescued him, gave him a second chance, and allowed him to regain all he’d thrown away. All, that is, but the years of his life he’d wasted. Those days spent on the dirty floors of crack houses could not be undone.

When we waste our days—sometimes years—doing harm to ourselves and others, there is no do-over. But! There is “start over”. No matter how many times we fail, we can always turn to God and begin anew. He never gives up on us, and no matter how terrifying the things are that want to lure us back to their den, we can walk away and do so without fear of them.

Whatever demons might be chasing you, “Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and I will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

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2 Comments »

  1. gmapoetry said

    How true that God makes a way for us to start over, even though it may not be from visible or life-controlling sins. He is so good and kind.

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