Last Sunday Pastor Taylor tackled a really tough subject on divorce. If you weren’t able to join us, I’d encourage you to listen online on this website.
One of the things he said that really stuck with me was “You will not be God’s first failure”. God always comes through, He never breaks a promise, His word never returns void.
A lot of times we feel that our circumstances are different. That our situation, our failures, our faults, our circumstances are different. That God can work a miracle and give grace to somebody else, but I’m too far gone!
Isaiah 41:10: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, and I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
We make choices in this life. Oftentimes, those choices, good or bad, come with consequences…good or bad.
If you follow God’s commandments, His way of living, good consequences may come. If we wander, we can find ourselves in a tough situation. In either case, God’s love never leaves.
When talking about divorce, Pastor Taylor mentioned that “God hates divorce, but he loves divorced people.”
We can just go down the line of sin and say the same thing can’t we?
God hates adultery, but loves those who have committed adultery.
God hates lying, but He loves lairs.
God hates those who break the law, but He still loves us if we drive 10mph over the speed limit.
God hates coveting, but loves me even when I fail at being content with what I have.
The key to understanding this is, even though He loves me, He forgives me, He also wants to restore me. He doesn’t want me to stay in the muck, but continue to grow, continue to be restored, and continue to trust in Him.
Psalm 23:3: He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
No matter what you have done, or where you feel spiritually right now, seek the Lord. You will not be His first failure.