Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept. Mark 14:72 (NIV)
God brought Peter to a place where he knew he made a mistake. His sin was obvious to him but hidden from others. Only he knew what had happened between him and God. At this point, Peter had a decision to make – he could keep going in his current direction or he could turn back to God. Peter’s choice was the right one – to turn to God.
When we come to God and ask for forgiveness and repent (to literally turn from our previous actions and obey God), He is faithful to accept us. He forgives our sins. At times, our remorse brings us to the point of tears. At other times, remorse can be a reminder that we need to change our attitude and actions. In either case, when we are ready God is there to accept and welcome us back.
Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice. Psalm 51:16-17 (MSG)
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