Dear God,
I am amazed that You are the God of a second chance!
Wow, what a promise expressed in Scripture. “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36: 26, NIV)
You have never stopped working to soften my hard heart.
Thank You for NOT giving up on me.
A lot of people in my family, as well as my friends all agree on this one: “That person is hopeless. He/she will never turn around from that life of anger against everyone. It is a lost cause!”
Yes, I was considered by everyone to be past the point of no return. Even within myself I knew there was no way that I could discover even a little bit of self-esteem.
AND THEN, Your unbelievable message hit me! I could not believe it. Now the light is breaking through the dark clouds.
Your loving ways have touched my heart of stone. I am in awe at the new feeling sweeping over me. I‘m accepting Your offer of salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. (Galatians 2:20)
I treasure the special promise in Scripture for a totally different outcome. “My eyes are on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare (trap)” (Psalm 25:15, NIV)
Please take care of me, God. I really do need You. Amen
–by Chaplain Don, 2010