‘Oh, No! I’ve Made a HUGE Mistake!’
Have you made a HUGE mistake? Have you fallen into sin or experienced a broken relationship with a loved one? Have you made choices in your life that lead you question whether God could ever love you again? These are big questions but there’s good news: God always has a plan. Situations don’t catch Him by surprise. He never looks at your life and says, “Hmm … wonder what I should do now?” No, He knows when you’ve made mistakes. And if you’ll let Him, He’ll help you navigate through them.
Remember, God knew you, loved you and chose you to be one of His children “before the foundation of the world” (Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:4, KJV). He designed a plan and a destiny for you that included good things.
Ephesians 2:10, AMPC, confirms this. It says: “We are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”
So when you make a HUGE mistake — cheat on your spouse, do something illegal, become pregnant outside of marriage, fall into addiction, take the wrong job or some other equally life-changing decision — God is still with you. Yes, there will be consequences — quite possibly hard consequences — but if you will repent, trust the Lord and obey Him, He will help you.
You can see God’s redemptive plans by looking at Adam and Eve. God provided a beautiful, perfect place for them but they sinned and messed up. They disobeyed God and allowed the devil to steal God’s blessing not only from them but from all mankind. Talk about a HUGE mistake!
But even then, God had a plan. Their betrayal didn’t surprise Him; He’d already prepared for it. He had made a way for Jesus “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8, KJV), to pay the price for their sin. In fact, Jesus paid the price for all sin—even yours.
It took time and there were consequences, but God’s way prevailed, and His way will prevail in your life, too.
Throughout the Bible, God’s redemptive, problem-solving nature is at work. Psalm 145:9 puts it this way: “His tender mercies are over all His works” (NKJV).
No matter what HUGE mistake you’ve made, how much you believe you’ve blown it, or how far you seem to have fallen from God’s grace, His forgiveness and help are only a prayer away. Right now, ask for His forgiveness.