The Lord’s love never ends. His mercies never stop. They are new every morning. Lord your loyalty is great. Lamentations 3:22-23 ICB
Most turn to God when they’re out of options. I’m sure you’ve heard someone mutter these seven hopeless words: “All we can do now, is pray”.
When people say that, or anything similar, it means they’ve (essentially) relegated God to a backup plan, basically making Him their last ditch effort, or for my Football fans out there, it’s like turning God into Doug Flutie and hoping for a miracle.
Reality is: God is your best option and should be your only option, no matter what. It doesn’t matter how hopeless you feel—your Heavenly Father, in all His mercy will deliver exactly what you NEED.
You see, when we define the word “mercy”, we often think of someone being kind to us when we don’t deserve it. And that’s certainly a part of God’s mercy, but it’s not the whole story.
The Bible tells us that God is rich in mercy, and he loves us very much, and in case you don’t know, His love for you is so great that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.
So why wait—why wait until you’re at the end of your rope before you ask (Him) for help?
How would you like it if every time your friends came to you, they were not only asking for something, but were waiting until the last minute to ask? How many times would you allow that to happen before you turned into Homer and receded into the bushes? 😉
No need to answer that. While I may not know your (actual) answer, I (do) know you have a limit—all of us have a breaking point.
Thankfully, none of us are God. And thankfully, He doesn’t have a limit to how often or late we come to Him.
My friend Yolanda likes to say, “better late than never”, but it most instances, especially when going to God, “never late is better”.