No mistake is too big
Genesis 21:15-19 – When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob.
God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
God was with the boy as he grew up.
This is the story of Hagar and her son Ishmael. The Lord had promised a son to Abraham and Sarah (who were both aged around 90, and still hadn’t conceived), but in a moment of little faith, Sarah told Abraham to sleep with Hagar so that he could have the son he had longed for, for so long.
Hagar bore Ishmael. And a few years later, Sarah finally became pregnant and had a son called Isaac. Sarah didn’t want Hagar living near them anymore. So Sarah told Abraham to send Hagar and Ishmael away.
Ishmael happened in a moment of doubting God – when Sarah and Abraham struggled to hold on to the promise God gave them. Technically, Ishmael should never have been born.
But God didn’t hate Abraham for what he had done. He didn’t cut off His promise because of Abraham’s weaknesses. He still delivered His promise.
And He still loved Ishmael. God was with the boy as he grew up. He saved Ishmael’s life when it should have ended.
Your mistake will never be too big for God to fix. It will never be too big for God to give up on you and walk away. God can make a good thing out of anything. You’re never too far away from Him. He will love you no matter how large or little your faith may be at any moment.