imgresFailure, sin, and defeat. Have you been there? Is there failure in your past or present that causes you to think that you will never be the same? Have you done something so bad or failed Jesus so completely that you feel like He could never forgive you or use you? If so, you are not alone. One of Jesus’ greatest followers, Peter, failed Him miserably. He walked away. He deserted Jesus when He needed Him him the most. He ran from Jesus, and was convinced that Jesus could forgive him. You, too, may be keeping Jesus at arm’s length because you feel like you’ve failed HIm or walked away from Him. You may think that your relationship with Jesus is forever damaged.

Take courage. Jesus pursued Peter. On the beach of a beautiful lake, Jesus did something that Peter would never forget. In the midst of his failure, Jesus came after Peter. He pursues us today as well. What Jesus did for Peter, He’ll do for you. Whatever your failure… whatever your sin… you’ll get through this because Jesus takes great joy in restoring our hope, and forgiving our sin. By the way, breakfast is ready!

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