I Messed Up!

Scripture:  “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.” Psalm 51:1-3
 If you have truly repented, the same opportunity will come again for you to obey. And if you don’t obey…you have never truly repented! Search the scriptures.  God operates like that. Look at His people Israel. How many times were they in a cycle; fail, cry, repent, God forgave them, they go back and sin, then pressure comes, cry, repent?  It’s a cycle, but God kept revisiting them speaking the same things. The same message kept coming back. You need some examples? David messed up, big time, but God was not through with him. God told him that he would have some troubles for what he had done, but God was not through with David. Solomon, the wisest man that ever walked this earth, he messed up but was still able to build a temple. Samson messed up. He said, “Give me one more chance!” God said, “Ok! I’m going to let you go out as a superstar!” I am just trying to get you to understand that you cannot exhaust the longsuffering of God! You cannot exhaust the patience of God. You cannot find yourself in a position outside the grace of God.

Prayer: Most gracious God we praise You for Your grace, Your patience, Your longsuffering!  You have given us examples of those whom we consider to be Bible giants, who at some point failed You, but You did not refrain from using them. Thank You  Lord and forgive us Lord when we mess up. We are grateful for Your grace which affords us opportunities to acknowledge our sins, repent from them, trust and obey You, and accomplish Your will. We bless Your name and will proclaim Your lovingkindness toward us, the children of men.
By Pastor Wayne Cockrell
Taken from “Repentance That Impresses God”


Denise D. - March 19th, 2023 at 6:55am

Praise God for His gracious provision of multiple opportunities to get as serious about repentance of our sins as He is.

Paula - March 20th, 2023 at 5:36am

My goodness, thank You God for your grace. Where would we be without it? Hallelujah Lord!!! Thanks Pastor.

McNeal & Debora Brockington - March 20th, 2023 at 9:36am

Thank You Lord for Your patience with us, sticking closer than 'a brother', when we 'mess up', and even when we 'mess down'. W e bless Your name Jesus with ever grateful hearts.






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