Did you marry the wrong person, get involved in a business matter you should have avoided, or perhaps done something that has gotten you into trouble?
Was God warning you not to do it? Did you ignore His still, small voice inside of you, but you still went ahead and did it? You know you have no one to blame but yourself. You take full responsibility for your mistake. Are you wondering if God can still help you?
Yes He will.
He is a God of mercy and forgiveness. If you will fess up when you mess up and call upon His help, He will deliver you.
The prophet Jonah messed up big time. But the LORD Yehovah delivered him from all his troubles. He testified afterwards, “I called to the LORD in my distress, and He answered me. I cried out for help in the belly of Sheol; You heard my voice.” – Jonah 2:2
God had called Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach salvation to this evil nation. They were the despised enemies of the Jews so Jonah didn’t want to go. He decided to rebel against God and headed to Tarshish – in the opposite direction. His foolish decision almost cost him his life. A great storm engulfed the ship he was traveling in and he ended up tossed overboard into the belly of a huge whale for 3 days. God miraculously prevented the digestive acids of the whale from harming Jonah. Afterwards, the whale spewed him out unto dry land. God gave Jonah another chance, and he took it.
God is good at saving us from the dumb things we do.
It’s amazing how He can even turn the biggest blunders we make into something that actually turns out for our good. The apostle Paul wrote, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28
If you call upon Him in humility and faith, God can clean up your mess right now. Don’t be too proud or too stubborn to confess your faults to Him. He is very understanding. Pray and admit your were foolish and rebellious; you didn’t listen when He tried to warn you, and did what you knew better not to do. Ask Him to get you out of this mess and give you another chance to get it right. Pray and ask your heavenly Father to forgive you and restore you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
– Luis Josephus