Aug 26, 2008

God Of Second Chances

Don't be afraid to feel like the morning sun is shinning just for you, it's the son's way of greeting you each morning.

When they is over, the Lord provides the most beautiful closing scene of the day. He provides us with a beautiful sunset, and just as the rainbow is a promise, his sunsets are also a promise, that the sun shall rise again. Darkness is his way of wiping the slate clean of all that has happened in our day for our mistakes, failures, attitudes, and actions that we were not proud of. I see a sunrise as the Lord's way of rising up to greet us first thing in the morning and saying, here I am to help you through another day.

Another chance for beginnings, another chance to make things right, another chance to say I love you, and hug your loved ones. Another chance to forgive, another chance to serve, another chance to be a blessing to someone, another chance to say thank you, I appreciate you, I’m proud of you, to say I’m sorry, I was wrong, please forgive me. Another chance to give your heart to the Lord, to be made whole, to be healed, to be forgiven, to be blessed, to be restored, renewed, refreshed, redeemed, delivered, and to be free .

Another chance to feel his love, to have his joy, to know his peace, patience, tenderness, kindness , goodness, self control, and faithfulness. Another chance to receive God’s promises of everlasting and eternal life, one day in heaven. Our God is a God of mercy, and grace, a God of second chances, he is there waiting, ready to greet and meet with us in our morning devotions, prayers, and praises, with a heart of gratitude that says..

Oh God of second chances, here I am, give me another chance to start over and try again.

Copyright © 2008-2009 Encouragement From My Heart Devotions


HOPE said...

AMEN Lorie! My husband just preached a message...Second Chances! It was so encouraging to know that God knows our frailties and saved us already knowing these things and in his mercies helps us be by day!

Thank you for stopping by to say HI...I hope you are doing well?

I'll be trying to post on my story atleast once a week (Tues) actually here.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I am so glad that I belong to this God. That He loves me and knows that I am just mud. Anything good in me has come from the Father above...and that makes me MORE than just mud. :)
He has made us worthy by the blood of the Lamb.....and that makes each new day a day that should be faced with expectancy and anticipation.
We are truly blessed even when the world around us makes us want to think otherwise.

Deborah said...

Hi Lorie...I love sunsets, and the wonderful promises of our Lord. I've been given many second chances in my life, and I am so thankful for each of them! Thank you for another encouraging devotion.

Shonda said...

Each day is a chance for second chances for me. I'm so glad we have forgiveness through Christ and get do overs. Praise the Lord!

Engrafted by HIS Grace-

Sharon said...


What a wonderful post, I don't think you left anything out. He is just so awesome, I hope that one-day I will not need that second chance, and that I will succeed the 1st time. But it is a wonderful feeling that he knows we all sometimes need another chance.
Praise him for he gets all the glory.
Blessings to you

Amanda said...

My baby boy and I LUV (that's southern for love) Veggie Tales and on Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie there is a song called, "The God of Second Chances". I got him on video buggying down to it last weekend and am planning on posting it on my site. I'm so glad He's the God of second, third, seven times seventy chances.

LUV'D This JoyfulSister,


Anonymous said...

Beautiful and so true Lorie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori.

I really love this post! Thanks for sharing it..

I needed to read it that is for sure.


Plant Lady said...


I'm glad God gives second chances, don't you?

Hope you're feeling well today and blessed beyond measure!

Plant Lady

Cathy said...

Lorie, You have such a gift for writing. I love your devotionals. You need to write a book.

Rev.Aaron Holcombe said...

He is a God of second chances! Great post!

Cathy said...

Lorie, You have such a gift for writing. I love your devotionals. You need to write a book.

From the Heart said...

Another beautiful post. I am so thankful for second chances. Our niece was so receptive of our coming. It was very stressful but so glad we went. Thanks for your prayers.

Anonymous said...


Beautifully said . . It never ceases to amaze me how each morning when I sit down with our Lord, how I feel the newness of life He offers - each day is full of hope, excitement and anticipation of seeing His hand in my life and experiencing more of His presence - you just never know what He will do. He continues to blow my mind in every way in every area of my life - nothing is untouched by His grace, power, and love.


SmilingSally said...

I've always loved sunsets.

Edie said...

Hi Lorie! What a beautiful picture! How privileged we are to live under such Unmerited Favor. God Bless!

jhunnelle said...

WHAT can I say with this beautiful post EXCEPT "AMEN"

I myself messed up a lot of times, and I am so blessed for we have a God who is overflowing with "second chances"

Thanks Lorie for this encouragement.

Hugz and kisses

jhunnelle said...

Oh by the way that Picture is so beautiful.

Joyfulsister said...

Hey Sistah's
((Hugz))) It good to see all of you *smile*. The Picture is one of our beautiful Hawaiian sunsets. Colors displayed by the hands of our heavenly Father, how aewsome is that!!

Kay Martin said...

Oh, yes...Second chances...and with the tough old birds like me 2,000 chances. I have been so blown away by His mercy and love in everyone around me lately.

you are right about His knowing us ... the weakness and all. He wants our love and enthusiastic adoration; and how could we ever think of less?

That picture is absolutely beautiful.

God bless and keep you.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

What would I have ever done in life without God's second chances???? I'm the queen of mess ups!!!! But to know that not only is their forgiveness, but also a clean slate to start over is the greatest heart-lifter there is!

Thanks for such a good reminder!


Leaon Mary said...

The God of Second Chances.... ~ I'm so thankful for this Lori! I find that so often, I miss it the first go around... and live alot of do-overs... Praise God for loving me and letting me try again.
Blessings MY SISTAH!

marine's words said...

Amen he is a God of 2nd chances!! love, marina

Maxine said...

Lorie, whata beautiful picture and what a beautiful post. This was the perfect post for me to read right before going to bed. I said I would go visit one more friend and I'm so glad I did! Tomorrow is another chance for so many things. Thanks so much--this was a blessing.

Nancie said...

Amen, Lorie! I am so thankful that I belong to a God Who loves me and give me fresh opportunities each day to know His love and to love others. This is such a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and have a blessed week!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Amen! I never thought of the sunset as a promise that the sun will rise again. That's good.

Thank you for the great word you have spoken. I will ponder on it all day long!

I thank the Lord for second chances!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Nancie.. Good to see *U* my Sistah.

HI Cinnamongirl..
When I wrote this post the Lord just put that upon my heart,as if to show me that if we look closly at his creaions around us we can find so many promises of his. Hugz Lorie

Kelly said...

Oh how perfectly said, what a great reminder for all of us!! thank you so much Lorie for following your heart and saying and writing what you feel led to!
You are such a blessing!


Shirley Mary said...

I never thought about the darkness as God's way of wiping the slate clean. . I like that!

I am thankful for each new day and like Anne's teacher in Green Gables said, each day was like a new page without any mistakes on it. I like that thought.

Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and the comments. . they meant so much to me!


Chanda said...

Hello Lorie, It was so nice of you to visit and take the time to stop and say hello. I also signed your guest book. I think I was 225. WoW!! you have a lot of blogging friends. Nice to meet you and Gos Bless,

Anonymous said...

I know I have needed my fair share of second chances with attitudes, fears, and having anxiety when I shouldn't b/c God will take care of us.

Thank goodness for second chances!

Abounding Treasures said...

Beautiful and so true! How amazing to my heart that He has poured His grace and mercy on me :o)

Tracey@Aloha Monkeys said...

Ah, China Man's Hat. Now there's a Hawaiian icon. Beautiful photo opportunity!

Terri Tiffany said...

Your pictures are beautiful as is the message! Thank you!