You are going to fall.
You are going to lose it.
You are going to make commitments and break them.
You are not going to always be the husband/wife, mother/father your family needs.
You are going to sin.
But, but, but, you will turn back.
You will come back.
You will know redemption.
You will know return.
You will know a God that not only allows the “comeback” but actually celebrates it.
When I read that phrase “And when you have turned back,” I catch a loud, wild, ridiculous picture of what grace really looks like.
Here’s what it says:
“And when you have turned back,
repent for a long time
and stay a long way from me
until you are clean enough to return to my presence.”“And when you have turned back,
please stay far away from any ministry opportunities.
You are too broken to help other people.
How can you minister to others when your own life is so messed up?“And when you have turned back, here are a bunch of things you need to do in order to earn back my good favor.”