It starts small … maybe a sin creeps in. You think it’s a harmless, a little nothing that no one even notices. You find every excuse of why it’s different and your heart is in the right place so it’s ok to just keep sinning as long as no one gets hurt … after all, you’ve had a hard day, a hard week, a hard life! God would understand.

Before you know it, you’ve lost yourself. You don’t even know who you are anymore. The darkness sucked you in and consumed you. You feel like you are in too deep and don’t know how to get back out to the way you were – when things were more simple. You can’t even remember how it all started or where everything went wrong. Everything is falling apart, and the first one we want to blame is God.

It’s a cycle. When everything is going wrong in our life, we blame God. We blame God when we get pregnant outside of marriage when most likely

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(not always), we had unprotected sex. We blame God for our speeding ticket when we were speeding. We blame God for our relationships falling apart, when He gave us all the warning signs not to enter into it.

Sin has a way of creeping in and wrecking everything along the way. But it’s never too late to turn things around. You’re never in too deep that God’s not there reaching in to pull you out … waiting for you to grab His mercy and goodness. He doesn’t condemn or shame you.

“He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs. As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love to those who fear him. And as far as sunrise is from sunset, he has separated us from our sins.” {Psalm 103}

Just like with the story of the Prodigal son that Jesus told … the son took all his dad’s money and ran away with it, spending it all on crazy stuff until he had literally nothing to his name. He was so ashamed of himself but decided to be brave and go back to his dad and maybe work for him as a servant. He was shocked when, even from a long way off, his father RAN to him, gave him a giant hug and smothered him with kisses. Then threw him a giant party celebrating that his son was finally home.

The father didn’t go through the list of what all he did wrong. He was just so happy his son was back home where he belonged. That’s all he cared about. That’s what God is waiting for with us … for us to just come back home.

There may be someone reading this today that feels like the Prodigal son. You feel like what may have started innocent … but maybe this “thing” has turned into beyond your control and you don’t even know where to turn to. I just want you to know that God is there, wanting to pull you out, to help you up, to get you back on your feet. He will take care of the clean-up that needs to happen. He will help you. Just reach out and grab a hold of his mercy and grace. Your mistakes don’t cancel your destiny. Just give Him back your heart.

It’s time for the greatest comeback in the history of your life!

Amy-FordAmy Ford is the co-founder of Embrace Grace, Inc., inspiring the church to provide emotional, practical and spiritual support for single young girls who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy. Once in that situation herself, she has a heart for these broken-hearted girls and wants to share the hope of Jesus. Amy lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband and children. For more information, visitwww.amyford.

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