Lord, I thank you for the completed work of redemption on the cross. I believe I’ve been redeemed, blood bought by the covenant of grace. I declare that old things are passed away and all things are become new in every aspect of my life. Amen.
Ever wished you could start over? Or that certain opportunity be repeated? Probably all of us have longed for another chance in some areas of our lives. The truth is, we can’t go back only forward into uncharted territories.
Meanwhile, in the effort to move forward into an unknown future, we do not have to fear as we can trust the one who holds the map. His name is Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Jesus as the Way holds us by the hand and aligns our lives to God’s perfect will. Although that He is the way does mean the road would be smooth, sometimes He carries us through, and sometimes He guides us through.
Jesus as the Truth confirms and convinces us of the will of God especially when we are faced with lies, deception and errors orchestrated by the deceitfulness of sins. Jesus as the Life becomes our source of strength and supplies sufficiently through life’s journey so that we will not die in the way.
Thus instead of lamenting on what ought to have been but never be; instead of grumbling and doubting God’s faithfulness; instead of allowing regret and unforgiveness to jump the window of your life to rob you. Why not open the door for the Lord to restore you and trust him in the process of trusting.
It is never too late to start all over. Starting over could mean giving your life to Christ, rededicating your life to him or trusting him once more. Whichever way, we can still trust the one who knows the reasons behind the pains. He knows what pain is because he went through a lot of it as a common criminal so that you and I can become uncommon celebrity. He really loves to start over with you, don’t give up on him or yourself because no matter what, he won’t give up on you.
‘Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith … consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.’ Hebrews 12: 2a, 3
‘Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.’ Isaiah 26:4