Today's devotion for today is based on Genesis 19:26. "But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt."
We know very little about Lot's wife. But what we do know is that despite the angel's precise instruction not to look back, she did. Regardless of the reason, Lot's wife became an instant pillar of salt when she looked back. It seems very harsh.
We, too, can spend a lot of our lives looking backward for a whole range of reasons. Wondering 'what if,' replaying actions and conversations, and regretting things we've done or not done, to name a few. We can spend so much time looking back that we don't live in the moment and embrace all the joy and possibilities God gives us in the present.
Thank God that he forgives us every day. Thank him that we don't have to live with what-ifs, replays, and regrets because of his grace toward us. In him, each day is a new beginning with new potential.
Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you that you are a God of forgiveness and new beginnings. Help me not to look back. Help me to give you all my what-ifs, replays and regrets, and leave them with you. Help me to walk into each new day with you and embrace all the moments, joys and possibilities you give me. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen