Friday, November 5, 2010

Second Chances

(Psalms 30:2-5 NIV) O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O LORD, you brought me up from the grave ; you spared me from going down into the pit. Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

   When David wrote these words, he was talking about God's grace toward him. He never would have thought that these words would be his song of redemption for his affair with Bathsheba.  God gave David a second chance and delivered him out of his own wallow.

   God is a God of second chance, lucky for us.  

   For the past 5 month is have been spending a lot of my time with my family and my girlfriend, Daisy.  Having a change of pace in my life has caused most of the change I am feeling.  It all started when me and Daisy started talking.  I just moved back in with my parents and my life was upside down.  Daisy has a beautiful daughter, Maddie, and I was having a lot of trouble dealing with that.  I sat down with my mom one night and had a serious conversation about what I was feeling and how she would feel about having a child around.  It took mother a couple days to come back with an answer, but here is what I got: No matter who you are and what your situation is, God is a redeeming God and everyone has a redeemable soul.  She said as long as the quality instilled within the girl is worth the risk, go for it. Not too much longer we started dating and I don't think mom could ever give Mads up now.

   This thought stuck with me though.  Who am I to not ask for redemption?  For God says to live this life in his likeness and he also says for us to forgive our brother for wronging us seventy times seven times.  This means that God will forgive us an infinite times more if we just ask for it.  No trouble in life is bigger than my God.  For even out of travesty, God can create total bliss....


    On a side note, thank you to everyone that sent me a word of encouragement.  It means a lot.  


  1. Yes, He is a God of second chances... thank goodness, because we've ALL had to be forgiven many times in our lives. I'm so thankful that we can be made whole again after we stumble!!

    And, no, I'm not giving up Mads (or Daisy)!

  2. What beautiful words, Tyler. I have been following your Mom's blog for almost 2 years. She is a beautiful person and has a wonderful family. I know she is so proud of you!

  3. Tyler, thanks so much for all that you do. You mean the world to me and Maddie. I never asked for anything and you have given me more than i could have ever imagined. You are a brave man to deal with so many woman in your life.. me, Mads, daisy (not you the dog) =P. You have one of the biggest hearts and i just love that!

    and i'm not giving up on your mama either! love her to death =)

  4. God is doing amazing work in your life and I couldn't be happier! I know the parentals are incredibly proud!

    P.S. LOVE that picture of Mads! :)

  5. Tyler,

    I'm so thankful that God gives us second chances. I have definitely needed my share of them. He is SO GOOD!!!

    What an adorable picture.

    Have a Blessed day,