When I am in a bad situation, I try to think about what could be the worst thing to happen? Sometimes, it already has, and I feel that I need to “wrap myself in the rags of my life and lay it at the cross”!
All through the Bible we see stories where a good solution seemed impossible.
Look at the Children of Israel, there were caught between the Pharaoh and the Sea, but God opened the water for them to walk across on dry land, and the enemy couldn’t follow because, they drowned!
Daniel was in the Lion’s Den and God shut the mouth of the lion!
So many examples, such as we find in Genesis 50:20 “You meant to hurt me, but God turned your evil into good to save the lives of many people, which is being done.” These were the words that Joseph spoke to his brothers who had sold him into slavery.
My Dad used to tell me that there is always a little sour with the sweet, however I only wanted the sweet!
We only get to go through life one time without any do-overs and we must learn to make the most by learning a lesson from the mistakes that we make.
There are mistakes that no amount of fixing can help…let’s look in the Bible…
Samson made the mistake of trusting Delilah which caused him to lose his supernatural strength, his relationship with his God, and his eyesight.
Achan made the mistake of taking a wedge of gold and some garments from the defeated enemy camp; it cost him, not only, his life, but the life of his entire family.
Esau made the mistake of selling his birthright to his younger brother…
Hebrews 12:13-17 “Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears”.
If you have made one mistake or many, ask God to forgive and help you.
1John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”