Two cars were involved in an accident. One of the drivers had insurance, the other didn’t. The driver without insurance also didn’t have a job, and his license was expired. The insured driver had a choice after he left the scene of the accident. He could live for the rest of his life bitter about his messed-up bumper, or he could use his insurance to get his car fixed. He chose to get the car fixed, rather than be held hostage by someone else for lack of insurance.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
— Matthew 6:12
What do you do when you’ve done all you can do? You’ve stayed in your lane, but someone rear ends you. That’s the impact of this scripture in my life. I’ve found myself on the bad end of the stick a few times. Some were accidents and others may have been intentional. But I’ve learned I can only do one of two things: I can be bitter about what I’ve lost, or I can be proactive about what’s insured. If it’s insured, you can trust it’s covered. In other words, accidents may happen and you may experience the loss of things. It can be frustrating and even hurtful at times, but the good news is you’re covered. Will you allow God to do a new thing even in old pains? Because while it seems like something has been wasted, it’s actually covered. We don’t forgive because we can afford it, we forgive because God insured it.