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Jonah

Being saved doesn’t mean we’ll never sin again. Even when we’re following Jesus, we will fall short.

Just look at Jonah. This guy was a prophet. God literally spoke to him. But even Jonah screwed up. When God asked him to warn the people of Ninevah that they would be destroyed if they didn’t repent, Jonah took off in the opposite direction. He was holding a grudge against the people of Ninevah and didn’t want to take God’s message there. It took three days in the belly of a fish and another day sitting in the hot sun for Jonah to get back on the same page with God.

The same thing happens to us from time to time, whether it’s holding on to anger, falling back into bad habits or letting fear or pride drive us away from God’s will for us. But just like He did for Jonah, God wants to give us another chance.

Sometimes the way back is painful, but you can move forward. In the end, Jonah’s obedience saved an entire city. Let God cover your mistake with His grace. He can use it and you for amazing things.

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