Do you look back on your life, and wonder, “what if…”?
Do you have regrets about mistakes you have made, sins you have committed, people you have hurt, choices you have made?
I certainly do. Praying about this today, I was led to the following scripture.
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8 NKJV
In the ESV version it says:
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me….
God has our lives in his hands, and he is sovereign.
If we repent of our failures and mistakes, and if we forgive everyone who has hurt us in any way, then God will forgive us. Whatever has happened in our past, God will heal. He will restore us. He will use everything for his glory, and he will fulfill the purposes and plans he has for us.
I received this word this morning, which I hope will encourage you.
My child, I have truly forgiven you – of everything!
Your life is in my hands, and I truly have worked everything out for your good!
I love you so much!
You are the work of my hands!
I am arranging and purifying every part of you, making you into a beautiful vessel, filled with my glory!
Soon we will be one!
What a glorious day that will be!
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8.28
Do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour?
Do you have a personal relationship with him?
If not, do you realise your need for him?
Have you become lukewarm in your walk, and realise your need to recommit your life to Jesus?
Here is a prayer you can say.
Dear Jesus, I am a sinner, and I need you. I thank you for going to the cross to die for me, and for rising again.
I am sorry for everything I have ever done wrong, and I ask you to please wash me clean. I ask you to come into my life to be my Lord and saviour, and I surrender to You.
Please fill me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole. Help me to trust you; help me to love you; help me to live for you. Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen
Whenever we do wrong after this, we need to say we’re sorry and ask for his forgiveness. We need to ask Jesus to help us to change.
Talk to him every day, and listen to him, as he wants to talk to you!
Get a bible: I suggest you begin by reading the Gospels and the Psalms. This will help you to get to know God.
Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you.
Jesus doesn’t promise to make life perfect, in fact there may be more hardship and suffering in following him, but he does promise to give us a purpose and a future: a reason to live!
For more, see this post.
Please let me know, in the comments below, if you have given your life to Jesus, so I can pray for you.