Daily Devotions: New Beginnings

From Joy for the Journey

New Beginnings

joyforthejourney-coverMany situations in life—graduation, starting a new job, moving out on your own—are brand-new beginnings, a fresh start, a chance to try again or to try something completely new

These aren’t the only fresh starts you’ll experience in life, however. God offers you a “beginning-again” ceremony every time you need a second chance. Whenever you blow it, make a poor choice, or even all-out rebel, God says, “Let’s begin again.” You don’t have to go to a job interview or sign a new lease. All God asks is that you come to Him in honest repentance and ask His forgiveness. From that moment, the past truly is history. All is forgiven, and your fresh start is ready to commence.

“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.” -Isaiah 43:25

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -1 John 1:9

For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

-Psalm 103:11–1

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