And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
King David made some mistakes that caused much trouble for him and his family. Abraham missed God and brought problems into this world that we are still dealing with today! Then in the New Testament, we see Peter, the rock, Jesus’ right hand man, talking the talk, but not walking the walk! He said he would die for Jesus, but when a servant girl and two men questioned him, he denied Jesus three times, just as Jesus had foretold. If you read the Scriptures about Peter thoroughly, you will find out that Peter was a rough, honest, and proud man. When he said that he would die for Jesus, he meant it! However, when the pressure was on, he went back on his word; he didn’t stand for his faith, and he denied the One whom he loved. When Peter realized that he had missed it, he was devastated. The Bible says that Peter “went out and wept bitterly.”
You may have missed it, and you may be agonizing over your mistakes. Human sorrow can turn into a pity party, but Godly sorrow brings repentance, which results in restoration. Jesus restored Peter and he fulfilled God’s plan for his life. God will restore you as well. Stop agonizing over your mistakes; go to God, receive His forgiveness, and move on!
Father, I put down my pride as I look to You for restoration. I will no longer agonize over my mistakes, but I will rejoice in Your mercy as I move forward, in Jesus’ name, Amen!
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!