Someone asked, what if one has done something really bad, can he still pray to be delivered from what lies ahead because of his mistake?
I look at my life and I see all the mistakes I have made- both small and big- and I see how although I made mistakes, the LORD has taken them and turned them around to be blessings. He doesn’t grade sin on a curve. Whatever degree of sin, it is simply sin. And because of Jesus’ finished work on the Cross, we have received the grace and mercy and forgiveness.
Will there be real world consequences still? Yes. But whilst the consequences happen to us, God gives us the strength to go through it and come out better than before on the other side.
An example of this is my eldest son. I should have never had premarital sex, but I did. I got pregnant at 21yo- right after i became a legal adult. Did I have to bear consequences of my action? Yes. Having a child out if wedlock is frowned upon here. It meant I was judged, my parents were judged… I had a very unhappy time coping with the entire situation. It was depressing.
But God didn’t leave me in the lurch. There were also people who showed me kindness and lessons that I learned.
Although it was a terribly difficult time in my life, today I have a wonderful 12yo son born of my mistake and there is no mistake about him. The LORD has taken what was meant to stumble me, what the devil meant to use to destroy me, to turn it around into a huge blessing.
Kae drew my family closer together and has provided much joy to my parents and me. On hindsight, the journey was tough (I couldn’t finish my education and when I was a single mum, my mum worried that no decent man would want me for his wife), but it has done nothing but good for me.
You might be going through a terrifying ordeal or facing the music after some bad decisions today. You might pray to be delivered from the consequences of your actions, but should you have to go through with it, know that it doesn’t mean God has turned His back on you. It means there is a bigger picture. Receive the grace and help you need to endure the circumstances & trust that He makes all things beautiful in His time. Daddy God has got you in His hand and you can’t fall out of it. Let His love and hope renew you and give you the motivation & encouragement you need today.