Luke 15:7

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"Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." 

When I read this verse, I was overwhelmed by the mercy and graciousness of God. Yes, He gives us hard times, he gives us temptations, he gives us challenges, He gives us mistakes, He gives us falling on our faces.

But... He gives us these things knowing fully of the plan he has for our life. We see failure, HE see's an opportunity for us to turn to him. We see stupidity and shame, HE see's room for us to grow.

We see times we regret and wish we could take back, HE says "that's why I died for you". 

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." -Luke 15:17