Blunderers can bounce back, regardless of great fall, despite hitting the rocks and it seems so hopeless. The answer is the cross. The way out is Jesus, Who forgives and restores.
3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Ps23:3
Peter thought he was a champion but when push came to shove, thrice he denied the Lord.
He could not believe he did and nearly wept his heart out. He thought it was all over
Jesus later came and restored him, gave him new lease of life. Thrice He denied Him and thrice He affirmed him. He accepted forgiveness and put the past behind. (John21:15-17)
The Day of Pentecost revealed a New Peter. He was another man. He bounced back.
He was unusually bold and brave for his Lord and preached a fiery message -flowing with the anointing. Thousands came to the Lord. He was audacious, electrifying and unstoppable. (Acts2:14-47)
And became a leader and his shadow was enough to heal the sick.( Acts5:14-16)
He had no silver or gold, but what he had was enough- even more than enough. (Acts3:1-7)
Peter also having affirmed his love for His Master, fed His sheep, strengthened them and shepherded them and wrote two books that were included in the canon of scriptures. He lived up to the name that Jesus gave him, “Rock.”
Where are you in your relationship with the Lord? Have you failed Him many times like Peter?
Do you consider yourself useless and now clueless and hopeless? Peter thought so, but Jesus thought otherwise. After all, He had taught them to forgive seventy-times even.
He did it for Peter. He can do it for you. You too can Bounce Back. You too can return like the prodigal son. He is waiting for you. He is looking out for you. Waste no time. Return to your Source. Just like a fish has no life outside its source, so is anyone who is born of the Word. You will be famished outside your Source- the presence of God.
Bounce Back Today!
Let us Pray
Father, I thank You for your mercy which endures forever. I am glad to know that you are a God who gives a second chance. You gave one to Moses and gave one to Jonah. You are calling me home even now and I take the opportunity to come home. I come as I am. You should regard iniquity, who will stand? Thank You for the blood of the eternal covenant that speak for me.
Forgive me, Lord for my waywardness and backsliding. It is written: 22 ” Return, you backsliding children, And I will heal your backslidings.” ” Indeed we do come to You, For You are the LORD our God. Jer3:22
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him. Hosea14:4
3 If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.
Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight — That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge. Ps51:1-4
And today I return, O Father
You also said:
As far as the east is from the west, so far You have removed my transgressions from me and high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is your love for me. ( Ps103:11-12)
You said, If we confess our sins you are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.( 1John1:9)
Father, forgive me my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.