Take it from me, you are never too broken to be restored. In spite of what you or anyone else might think, God is in the restoration business. He takes great pleasure in providing rest and refreshment for our bodies and souls. He is on hand all the time, to allow us to dump our junk and keep on moving. Like a strategically placed “Rest Stop” on the highway, God is constantly available to provide relief and renewal from our discomfort. You may choose to drive by the “Rest Stop”, but you do it at your own peril.
When God forgives us for our sins, he literally obliterates all evidence of it. In essence, there is no more record of it; he doesn’t keep it to blackmail, cajole or make us feel guilty. In other words, God is giving us another chance to get things right. We can choose to carry around the burden of guilt or we can live according to the freedom and accept his forgiveness as complete. We are all encouraged to experience the fullness of God’s forgiveness, not through any lens of condemnation or judgement, but rather through his merciful and loving arms.