Judges 16:28-30
28 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me one more time so that I may pay back the Philistines for the loss of my eyes.” 29 Then Samson put his hands on the center pillars of the temple and pushed against them with all his might. 30 “Let me die with the Philistines,” he prayed. And the temple crashed down on the Philistine leaders and all the people. So he killed more people when he died than he had during his entire lifetime.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

In spite of Samson’s past, God still answered his prayer and destroyed the pagan temple and the worshipers.  God still loved him.  And when Samson turned from his sin and turned to God, his relationship with God was restored. Samson prayed to God and God answered his prayer.  God did not turn away from Samson because he had sinned in the past, He heard him and He gave Samson victory over his enemies.

One of the side effects of sin in our lives is to keep us from feeling like praying.  But perfect moral behavior is not a condition for prayer.  Don’t let guilty feelings over sin keep you from your only  means of restoration.  No mater how long you have been away from Christ, He is ready to hear from you and restore you to a right relationship.  Every situation can be turned around if you are willing to turn to Him again.  Do not let your circumstances keep you from the One true source of love and forgiveness.  God will not turn from you because you have turned from Him.  He is always waiting for you.  That is the beauty of the love of God, it is always waiting for you.  Remember Ephesians 3:18, “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is.”

Have a God Day!