God’s Renewable Resource

We have hope because we are absolved of our past.  We are free from our past, free from guilt through Jesus Christ.  If Jesus had a business card, it would say “Jesus Christ, Do-Over Specialist.”

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:  Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:21-23 (NIV)

People can get trapped by what they do to themselves or others.  The guilt and regret of our past mistakes sometimes sticks with us forever.  But Jesus, The Do-Over Specialist, showers us with compassion, forgiveness, and love.  These are God’s renewable resources.  These three things plus God’s mercy are new every morning.  Believers get the do-over from guilt.

We can be absolved from our past for a meaningful and purposeful future.

Prayer:

Dear God,

Thank You for the do-over.  Thank you that You take away the weight of all the wrongs I’ve done.  Thank you that I can have hope beyond my past mistakes.  Thank You for taking away the guilt and pain with Your daily resources of love, forgiveness, compassion and mercy.  Help me to live a hopeful, meaningful, purposeful life because You absolved my past.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.