Oops! I Broke My Resolution

polarbear_facepalmMaybe you made a resolution, deciding to do something different or new, for the New Year. Yes, it’s only a couple of days into the new year, and maybe you already broke that resolution (didn’t do what you said you would) and you feel like this polar bear. A little embarrassed that you failed so soon.

Did you know that no one is perfect, that we all make mistakes and fall? Romans 3:23 tells us that “all have sinned”, no one is perfect, we all fall, or fail, at some point. That’s why Jesus came to earth to die on the cross for us. He still forgives us for when we fail, but He wants us to keep trying. When you fail, let Jesus know (though He already knows). 1 John 1:9 tells us that if we confess our sins (tell Jesus about them and ask His forgiveness), that He is faithful and just and will forgive us.

So if you didn’t keep a new year’s resolution, or when you disobey God, ask Him to forgive you, get back up and try again.