Daily Devotional – Encouragement for When You Blew It

By on September 24, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Luke 22:54-62. We all know that empty feeling in the pit of our stomach. We walk away from the situation, day, and circumstances feeling down and sad. Even though we try to bring glory and honor to God, we blow it most times!

Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. 55 And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. 56 A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.”

57 But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said.

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58 A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.”

“Man, I am not!” Peter replied.

59 About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.”

60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.

God’s forgiveness saw past our shortfalls

After a day like today, I feel down and dirty. I erupted at the moment and spewed out all my sinful behavior in a matter of minutes. Having let my Father and God down, I am very aware of the shortcomings of my humanity and sinful nature. Feeling unworthy of love and acceptance I want to withdraw to myself.

Peter messed up in a big way when he denied Jesus and denied knowing Him. We don’t know the full extent of the consequences that he may have experienced, but it seemed as though there would not have been much of a consequence. Peter denied Jesus 3 times and only after the third time did he awaken to his actions.

We are human and therefore not perfect. Like I did today, we all fail and do not make much of the name of our savior. We hurt each other and damage others’ overall being with such precision. It is not an excuse, but it is a cry for your forgiveness and a reminder to be more gracious to those that hurt and fight against me.

Jesus forgave Peter for forsaking Him. He then used Peter mightily to bring revival in the Jewish people.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, that You have forgiven Peter for when he disowned You. Thank you that Your forgiveness covers all of my sins, yesterday, today, and into the future. I commit to being in tune with You and trust that Your fruits will be even more evident in my life with each passing day.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – Encouragement for When You Blew It