“He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,”
2 Corinthians 1:10
Have you ever wondered if you’ve crossed the line? Like you’ve reached the point of no return? Have you ever felt like maybe this time was the last straw, like there’s no mercy left for you? Like God has forgiven you time and time again but this time you went too far?
Let our verse for today remind you that those thoughts are not true.
The grace of God is far bigger than your mistakes. His forgiveness has no limits, and he takes joy in restoring you to him. Of course, that doesn’t mean we should continue in our sin, but it does mean that we can always have hope.
Paul says in our verse today that God has already delivered us from a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again, and he will continue to deliver us. Think of it this way, if he’s already paid so high a price to offer you salvation, the price of his only son’s life, then what length would he not go to in order to save you?
Think of it this way: if a surgeon did a lifesaving surgery on a patient, and then the next day the patient was awake and doing well and eating his lunch when all of a sudden, he began to choke, what would the surgeon do? Do you think he would say, “I’ve already done my part in saving this guy, he’s on his own now” or do you think he would jump into action to save that man again? Of course he would save him again.
God has already given everything to restore you to himself. He has sacrificed the most precious thing he could in order to offer you grace and forgiveness. He wouldn’t do that if he wasn’t willing to forgive even the gravest offenses. He did it because he wanted to deliver us from our sin, from our own selves. And he did. And he has over and over again. And he will over and over again.
Take hope in knowing that God’s grace is much more powerful than your rebellion.
Thank you for the price you paid to save me. Thank you for not giving up on me, but instead continuing to deliver me. Never let me lose sight of that love that you have for me, and help it to always redirect me back to you, even in my darkest moments.
In Jesus’ Name,