Its never too late to start again
Its never too late if you're breathing
6 Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
So the theme of these verses is come back, and come back now while you have the chance.
We all have periods where we are distant from God and drift away. It will be different for everything because Satan will approach us all differently. There is nothing new under the sun so all humans have faced the same things, but we are also all different pieces of the puzzle and parts of the body so we will all be approached differently from one another. We all have different thorns and different struggles so different things will get to us and get under our skin.
Sin is what separates us from God, and it is sin that causes us to drift away. The more you cling to sin the farther you will drift away from God. When you accept lies you will fall away from the truth. When you prioritize pleasing yourself instead of helping others you will fall away. When you eyes focus on the world instead of God you will falter. It doesn't even take long for it to happen. Before you know it you don't know where you are anymore.
So, why don't we just come back when we realize where we ended up? We are ashamed. We think we have sinned too much and drifted too far for God and any brothers and sisters to possibly want us back. We don't know how to get back perhaps because we gone so far. It a lot of time has gone on we think its too far because we've been gone to long.
The thing is, we are never too far away from God for him to find us while we are on this earth. God is everywhere and in everything. He's been with you all along. He's never left you. You turned away from him, but he's still been there waiting for you to call for him again. So while you are alive on this earth all you have to do is call for him again and he will answer. That's why now is the time to seek him, while he surrounds you always. One day if you do not make it to heaven you will be without him forever. NOW is the time.
We are never too sinful for God to forgive us unless we just completely reject him. Of course if you had completely rejected him you wouldn't be asking for forgiveness and you wouldn't care because you don't believe so none of this would refer to you anymore. If you do believe there is no sin too much for God to forgive. Jesus died for all sins. God knew everything you would do before the earth was created. You have not surprised him. He's just waiting for you to seek him and ask for forgiveness. So however much filth covers you, just seek him....and seek him NOW while the blood of Jesus can cover you and atone for you.
It is never too late while you are alive. Seek him now. He's waiting for you. Don't worry about how much you've done wrong or how far you've drifted it doesn't matter. He'll find you anywhere and come to you.
With hammer in hand, I began to pull out every nail. Every board I placed beside me on the damp ground. After many years of pouring everything I could into avoiding that way, I found myself walking there once again.