3030 Challenge: Day 18
We’ve all experienced times in our life when we’ve been tempted to give up. Maybe you tried something once and it didn’t work out the way you expected it to. It’s easy to get discouraged, but God doesn’t want us to get stuck in those moments in our lives when things didn’t work out the way we planned. He wants us to keep going so we can fulfill His purpose and truly enjoy our lives. And He gives us the help and direction we need in the Bible to begin again.
God’s Word is filled with examples of people who were given a fresh start. A woman known only as “Rahab the harlot” was rescued and given a noble name in the bloodline of Christ. Ashamed because he gave in to fear and denied that he knew Jesus, Peter was forgiven and inspired to preach at Pentecost. Paul was caught in a trap of dead religion, persecuting the early Christians. However God transformed him and called him to write much of the New Testament.
God loves new beginnings! And He has a fresh start for you too if you’ll spend time studying His Word and let the Holy Spirit guide you.
You never have to get stuck in a moment or season of your life where things didn’t work out as you thought they would. Romans 5:5 says, “Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us” (AMP). If you will refuse to give up and hang on to your hope in Christ, you can enjoy the life God has planned for you. God loves you and He will never give up on you!
Walk It Out
Study scriptures about Rahab, Peter and Paul to learn about how God gave them new beginnings. As you read their stories, pray and ask God to show you in His Word how He wants to get you out of any rut you may be in and ready for a fresh start.
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