For those of us who want to rip pages out of our story, He offers us a better way.
He offers us a rewrite.
A new story. Not a perfect one.
A new one that is filled with hope and redemption and recompense and restoration.
I love this scripture found in 2 Samuel 22:25. (MSG)
God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes.
I've written about this one little word before, but it is so powerful and found so often in scripture.
We are hoping for a new story, a better story, without sometimes even realizing that the author of it all is the One who holds the pen. Who carries the script. Who redeems. Who renews. Who restores.
And Who Rewrites.
Ask Him for this today.
Write it down in a journal and date it.
And watch as the pages of your life are rewritten with hope and new beginnings.
Rewritten where He is the main character and we are His beloved.
There are pages of my story where unforgiveness was the leading character.
By His grace, He rewrote a story of love and forgiveness and redemption in that area.
Maybe there are pages of your story where loss and failure and heartache were the leading characters.
He can not only give you new pages, not only new chapters, but an entirely different book altogether.
In a completely different category.
He specializes in this and is glorified in our lives in these ways.
I'm trusting Him for some very special rewrites in my life right now.
The pages that I had filed away out of fear and unbelief.
He wants our pages sweet friends.
He wants the ones that we have tossed over in the corner. The ones that we've ripped to shreds
and thrown in the trash. The pages of our notebooks and dream books and "maybe someday" books. Pages that we've filed away. Pages that we have dog eared and highlighted and marked up with hope. He wants the pages that are labeled disappointment and despair and hopelessness too.
He really wants those.
Because He is the One who can do the unthinkable and the unimaginable.
He can restore the years the locust have eaten.
Every, single one. Even the ones where we think, there is "no way" this circumstance, this situation can be redeemed or restored.
We can take the limits off and set our pride or disappointment or frustration aside, and extend whatever we have tried to pen for ourselves by simply and humbly asking Him for a rewrite.
His story is always better...always.