who have been called according to his purpose.
Accidents happen, wars create devastating situations, and bad choices lead to major mistakes. Because of this, many Christians wonder how these events can possibly be corrected or how good can be a possible result, especially if they caused overwhelming heartbreak in their lives and the lives of others.
We have a Savior who is working, even in apparent mishaps, to reveal His goodness. To the people of Jesus’ day, the cross appeared to be a mistake. His disciples acknowledged it. Satan rejoiced in it. His mother grieved over it and had her heart pierced with the pain of viewing it. Yet though the cross looked like weakness and foolishness to us, it truly was God’s strength and wisdom, as He proved in Jesus’ resurrection. Because of Him, we can now live in the peace, grace, and forgiveness of knowing that His blood covered it all. He has forgiven our mistakes and repairs them through His redeeming grace. It is as if He says, “No matter what has happened, I remain Your Savior. Nothing will separate you from My love. You remain My child and servant as I lead and guide you to My eternal home.”
Dear Jesus, because of the apparent mistake in Your life, I have forgiveness for mine and know that Your goodness will repair the gaping holes that it created. Give me the faith and trust to believe that You have it covered. Amen.