Just because you’ve made a mistake, doesn’t mean you can’t return to the arms of a forgiving Father. We try to follow the precepts of God, but because of our human nature, we sometimes fail Him and follow the ways of the world. Feeling ashamed of our behavior, we continue in the lifestyle that brought us to sin, because we feel that we’ve become tainted and unworthy. The arms of God are opened wide, and He rejoices when His beloveds confess their sin and return home to Him. Don’t spend too much time sojourning in the world, remember how powerful our God is and the correction we may endure because of His love for us. Remember how frightening it is when a child runs into the road, or attempts to touch a flame? Remember your reaction? Out of love you correct their behavior, which for any good parent, is probably a spanking; they aren’t permanently hurt, it’s just a sting, but they never forget it, and don’t attempt to run into the road again. If you are a true believer, you are thankful for His love and appreciate His correction. Stop running from Him and come back home.
And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. Luke 15:20