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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

God Of 2nd, 3rd & 4th Chances

I get so aggravated when I buy a lemon, cut it and there is no juice in it! There is a saying, you never know how an orange is until you squeeze it. The same is true with our lives. When we get squeezed, the real us comes out and we have failed over and over! Strike three and we are not out!

Trials bring out our weaknesses and show us what we need to work on. This is why we grow through trials. The good news is that in God's class we never fail. We get to take the test over and over! Once we pass that test we get promoted to the next level. God even told us that with every temptation we face, He will always provide a way out. 1 Corinthians 10: 13, "But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."

Have you ever thought about how incredible it is that God has not given up on you? This blows me away. After all my mess ups, He loves me. If the world gives up on us, He will not. If your friends have written you off and turned their backs on you, He will not! If your family has disowned you, He will not. He is merciful and His love endures forever! He finds us where we are, embraces us and says, "This is my beloved son! This is my beautiful daughter! This is my child, my heir, the apple of my eye! With you I am well-pleased!” Matthew 3: 17 God is a God of 2nd, 3rd and 4th chances and, thankfully, it doesn't stop there! Thanks be to God!


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