We were never promised that the walk in Christianity will be a bed of roses throughout. Tough times are bound to come and there are occasions when we will be very glad to be presented with a second chance to start all over again or do things a bit differently. Our God is a God of second chance, and here are powerful Bible verses that tell us about second chances for Christians:
Peter goes to ask Jesus how many times he should forgive his brother who often sin against him. By Jesus telling him that he should forgive seventy times seven times, Jesus implies that he should forgive as often as they need the forgiveness. In other words, always give them a second chance.
Jonah thought that he was going to die in the belly of the fish, but he cried out to the Lord and God heard his distress. His life was spared and he was given a second chance to live and deliver the message which he was sent to take to the people of Nineveh.
God is merciful to us every day. His mercies never come to an end and they are new with each rising of the sun. His steadfast love for us will also never cease, despite the shortcoming we have as men. What this mean is that He is a God of second chances and He will always be merciful to us every single day.
In this verse, we learn that were it not for God’s patience and long suffering, all of us would have been destroyed. However, He is patient towards us and He doesn’t want us to perish, but that we should all repent. By allowing us time to repent so that we don’t perish, He is giving us a second chance at getting eternal life through Christ Jesus.