His Mercy Endures Forever
Sometimes in life, we wish we could yell out “Do-Over” and then do something in life a different way.
*Like the family man who loves his wife and children, who is under tremendous stress at work, at a moment of weakness commits adultery with a co-worker and destroys his marriage and loses his children. He would want to yell out “Do-Over!”
* Like the sixteen-year-old who gets too comfortable with her boyfriend on a date, lowers her guard and ends up pregnant. She would like a “Do-Over.”
* Like the executive with high vocational goals and loads of ambition, works his way up the ladder to reach his goals. Once he has arrived, he is ready to celebrate, but there is no one around and his family is gone, sacrificed on the altar of worldly success. He would yell out “Do-Over!”
30% of an average person’s anxiety is focused on things about the past that can’t be changed. If we were honest with ourselves, we all would say that there is something in our past that we regret doing and wished we could yell “Do-Over” and find ourselves with a second chance. (Taken from a sermon A Second Chance, by Robbie Shivar).
A man named Peter stumbled bad; Lost the confidence he had
He fouled his own soul’s spring; Cursed and swore, that sort of thing.
He got another chance and then He reached the goal of God; like me.
A boy goes wrong the same as he… Who fed swine in a far country
He seemed beyond the utmost reach Of hearts that pray, of lips that preach.
Give him another chance and see How beautiful his life may be.
Paul cast the young man Mark aside But Barnabas his metal tried
Called out his courage, roused his vim, and made a splendid man of him
Then Paul, near death, longed for a glance Of Mark who’d had another chance.
King David one dark day, fell down Lost every jewel from his crown
He had another chance and found His kingly self, redeemed, re-crowned.
Now lonely souls and countless throngs Are lifted by his deathless songs.
Now fallen souls arise, advance… Ours is the God of one more chance.
Lamentations 3:21-23 “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”