Do You Long For A Fresh Start? - In the Evening When I Rest
Do You Long For A Fresh Start?
Lord, is it ever too late to start over with you?
I’ve washed away your sins and given you a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.
Titus 3:5; Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 44:22
Jesus, what story from Scripture shows your grace for those who need a fresh start?
As I was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” They kept demanding an answer, so I stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” When the accusers heard this, they slipped away . . . until only I was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. I said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And I said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
What can I pray to remind myself of God’s grace as I start over?
You have swept away my sins like a cloud. You have scattered my offenses like the morning mist.
God delights in fresh starts and new beginnings. The same grace that Jesus showed the woman caught in adultery is the grace he extends to you. No sin is too big for God to forgive and redeem. Pray Isaiah 44:22 again, asking God for his grace to make a fresh start.