Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 1:3 (NIV)
Is it possible that if we keep making mistakes over and over again that God will give up on us? Is it possible that because we have to learn the same lesson again and again that God will say “That’s it! You can’t seem to get this right. I’m outta here.” Not on your life. You see, God already made the long-term commitment when Jesus died on the cross. It’s not so much about your life as it is his. And as the Holy Spirit does his job to connect, convict and convert our hearts, God will continue to reach out to us repeatedly. He says so throughout the Bible. Return, return, return. Don’t give up. Keep trying. I am here holding you up.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand.
Psalm 37:24 (NLT)
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.
Psalm 73:26 (NLT)
As we begin the week, some of us are already thinking “It’s starting already.” Grab hold of this promise. God is your strength. He is beside you and will be forever. No matter what you are facing, He is strong enough to hold on to you while you walk through it. Believe that he will.