Do you ever feel like you’ve completely blown it with God? As if He’s thinking I’ve had it. I’ve given you enough chances. I’m done with you.
You don’t have to feel that way any longer. Scripture makes it very clear that we serve a God of a second chance, because He knew we’d never get it right the first time…and maybe not the third or fourth time, either.
What Does it Mean to Be a God of Second Chances?
A God of a second chance means the Almighty doesn’t give us just one shot at impressing Him or earning His love or getting it right. In fact, we already had that shot when Adam and Eve chose their way over God’s (Genesis 3:1-19). Therefore, God found a way to give us a second chance through the sinless life, sacrificial death, and glorious resurrection of His Son, Jesus. When we repent of our sin condition (not just one or two sins, but the fact that we now have a sin nature – Romans 3:23), and surrender our lives to Him, through accepting Jesus’ atonement for us on the cross, God sees us as righteous and unblemished as His perfect Son. Jesus is our second chance. And His gift of redemption is evidence that His Father is the God of a second chance.
Yet, because we’re in this fleshly body, we continue to sin. So what about when we blow it after we’ve received Him as our personal Savior? What if we just can’t get it right even when we know better? Here are four more ways to know you serve a God of second chances: