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Our Turn to Turn (Jeremiah 25:5)

They said, “Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways and your evil practices, and you can stay in the land the LORD gave to you and your ancestors for ever and ever.

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If I were to be asked one thing I wouldn’t forgive, that would be infidelity. All my life I have been saving my life, myself and my heart to that special person. When it comes to loving, I am all out. I cannot bear the feeling of a shattered heart. I don’t want that to happen nevertheless, there is a possibility. I might fall in love with the wrong one who do not have the heart to stick to one woman. I hope it just won’t happen. But there really are people who perform such, man or woman, lost because of their selfishness and desires to satisfy the flesh leaving many homes wrecked. The pain is certainly unbearable to those who were affected and I still wonder how and why some can still accept these unfaithful partners. Love really knows no bound. Love is unconditional.

It so happen that while I was thinking about infidelity, the preaching of Pastor Joseph on Word of Hope’s first service was all about forgiveness. Such a good timing!

We may had received God’s forgiveness long ago yet some of us still store in our hearts bitterness and ruthlessness. Of course the pain that other people had inflicted on us will not be erased instantly but, we shouldn’t give a huge space of it in our hearts. Mean people really do exist but we shouldn’t pay evil for evil because that just makes us one of them.

Here is the thing, there is a point in our lives when we have done evil things too, things that did not please the Lord, deeds that could not be called righteous. Maybe some of it, we are still doing up to now. For all of us are sinners yet we are forgiven. Who are we not to forgive those who had hurt us if in fact we had hurt the Lord a thousand times because of our wrongdoings, lack of faith and disobedience?

To those who still do wicked things, you know it in your heart and God knows that too. He is not closing His doors. Instead of feeling unworthy, knock and ask God for his forgiveness. There is always a second chance to God, actually a thousand chance. And when we had already turned away from our evil ways, let us not look back. Instead, look straight forward to God’s promise and that is to live in His kingdom where there will be no more pain and suffering.

If you have been given a second chance, take it…

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