Turning Things Around

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

If you’re anything like me, you have areas of your life you regret. If given the opportunity, there are aspects you would go back and do over again. Some of the choices we have made in the past continue to haunt us to this day, and while we know there is nothing good that comes from living in the past, each of us would take the chance of righting our wrongs. 

Well, such is the case with Moses. He made a miscalculation and it came with a price tag. He chose to strike the rock twice to bring forth water instead of speaking to it, as God had commanded. As a result, God told him that He would not be allowed to enter the Promised Land. 

Our sins do bring consequences, but the beautiful thing is that the consequences don’t have to be the last word in your life or my life or the lives of the people that we love and care about. God has a way of hitting a bullseye with a crooked stick. 

If you look back and you wish things were different but you can’t change them, I want you to know that God is the God of second, third, fourth and fifth chances and so on. Come clean with Him and you’ll open up what He wants to do in your life. He can take the misery of the past and turn it into the miracle of the future because you are dedicated to Him in the present. 

Don’t let discouragement rule. Don’t let it take you down. God has a way of using you in spite of yesterday.  

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