When You Mess Up…

 No Matter What by Holley Gerth

I looked at the mistake in front of me, “Oh, Holley,” I sighed, “What have you done?” I’d worked so hard, planned so much, done my best…and now this. Thoughts raced through my mind about how everything would be messed up, how I’d failed, how things could never work out the way they were supposed to now.

Then I realized something: I was asking the right question but to the wrong person.

I paused and whispered to Jesus, “What have you done?” I thought of stars spoken into being, Red Seas parted, and most of all, a Savior sent to rescue this wild world. And I laughed at how silly I had been to think my human mistake was big enough to thwart the purposes of God.

I remembered all the times when God had come through for me.

I thought of all the ways I’d seen him work in spite of my weakness.

I praised him for all the miracles he’d already done on my behalf.

You will mess up. More than once. And you are not the first human being to do something that’s too big for God to redeem. Whatever you do cannot undo who he is.

So don’t ask yourself, “What have you done?”

Instead ask God, “What have you done?” Remember his love, faithfulness and forgiveness.

Then dare to ask him this question too: “What do you still want to do?”

This isn’t the end because he’s never giving up on you.


Holley Gerth


p.s. I just finished a fabulous book…Rewired: How Using Today’s Technology Can Bring You Back to Deeper Relationships, Real Conversations, and the Age-Old Methods of Sharing God’s Love by Brandon Cox is on my must-read list for anyone who’s online. 

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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