“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions” Psalm 51:1 (ESV).
Sometimes choices are made that lead us to live contrary to God’s word. We think we are making the right choices, but end up in a mess if we did not follow God’s direction. Once there, we realize our mistake, but we feel that we have no right to ask God for guidance. Guilt and shame keep us from returning to God. Can we come back to Him after all the bad things that we have done?
It was pride that had me on the path of following my way of life instead of God’s way. Tired of the mess in my life, I knew that coming back to God was the only answer. But the lies that He will not forgive me kept me isolated in my sin. I got stuck in the trap of thinking that I could not come back to God. I did not feel worthy of being forgiven. But running from God and doing my own thing got old. I finally became tired of living in the consequences of my choices.
I am grateful that God’s love and mercy endure forever! Our past does not matter. We can turn back to God, and He can make good out of our bad choices.
God loves you! Stop running.