“Is it the same when a Christian wakes up to the fact that he has missed God’s guidance and taken the wrong way? Is the damage irrevocable? Must he now be put off course for life? Thank God, no. Our God is a God who not merely restores, but takes up our mistakes and follies into his plan for us and brings good out of them.
“This is part of the wonder of his gracious sovereignty. . .The Jesus who restored Peter after his denial and corrected his course more than once after that, is our Savior today and he has not changed.”
– J.I. Packer (Knowing God)