Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Mistakes - March 4, 2009

Happy Wednesday morning! We are enjoying a warm week out here with temps in the 70's and gentle winds. It is however only March and we might just be enjoying a blizzard at any time too. The devotional I have shared today is from the daughter of Pastor Robert H. Schuller. I think we know of another possibility during this time... one where the career changer is not jumping ship, but is tossed off the stern. Some of us have suffered a layoff from our former jobs, but I notice that many have not. Times are tough, especially for those looking to retirement funds to sustain them and for those looking for new jobs. However, God has allowed about 93% of the working population to remain employed even during this depression/recession or whatever the term-of-the-day is for the economy.

Have you made a mistake that you have regretted? Today I read that the pilot of the plane that crashed in San Diego a while back had the opportunity to make an over-water approach to a different airfield. As you may have read in the news, the decision to try for a land-locked base led to the deaths of four civilians on the ground. You may think a decision of yours is bad, but we can see from many examples that it probably could have been much worse. We do not always make the right decision, but we can count on God to bring us to the place where He would have us to be. Mistakes can haunt us, but they shouldn't. Let go of regret and live for Jesus! But what if the mistake we made was so bad the someone else died because of it? Well, you can't bring them back and living in regret won't do anyone any good. Turn to Jesus and trust in Him for healing, and be sure to ask forgiveness both of our Lord and those you may have hurt.

Have a great day in the Lord!


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