July 29, 2020 · Bob Gass
It’s never too late for God
“I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway!” Isaiah 57:18 NLT
Are you asking, “Is it too late for God to do something with me?” It’s never too late for God! In Scripture, we read about broken people God raised up in marvellous ways. He used Moses, a murderer, to deliver the Hebrew slaves. He used Jacob, a liar and a trickster, to fulfill His promise to Abraham. He even included Rahab, a harlot, in the messianic family line. And if God redeemed them, He can redeem you too. Brokenness should never keep you bound. Rather, it should release you into a life of freedom. A truly broken person understands the reality of John 15:5, where Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing” (NLT). A broken person who has learned to depend on God is a force to be reckoned with. When you’re looking at a past strewn with failures, it’s difficult to see a bright future, just as it’s difficult to drive when you’re looking in the rearview mirror. You need to glance in your rearview mirror occasionally, but if you keep focusing on it, you’ll end up hurting yourself and others. That’s why the windshield is so much bigger than the rearview mirror—it shows you where you’re headed instead of where you’ve been! When you turn to God, He will forgive you, restore you, and use you for His purposes. He said, “I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway! I will lead them. I will comfort those who mourn, bringing words of praise to their lips” (Isaiah 57:18-19 NLT). The word for you today is—it’s never too late for God!