Rebellion may work for a time, maybe even a long time, but, in the end, it will lead us to ruin. Sometimes it may take us hitting “rock bottom,” emotionally, financially, relationally, or all of the above, before we are willing to humble ourselves and admit we were wrong. In this I Am Second testimony, Matt Elrod says, “Redemption is a new way of seeing” after he spent twenty-nine days in isolation on the TV show Survivor’s Redemption Island.
The good news is that God has grace even for rebellious children. We can be restored to a right relationship with God no matter how long we’ve been gone or how badly we have messed up.