‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭36:23

“‘This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: “The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build him a Temple at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Any of you who are his people may go there for this task. And may the Lord your God be with you!’”


2 Chronicles end with this wonderful encouragement to return and rebuild Jerusalem. Through all of Jerusalem’s rebellion, God continues to be faithful and bring hope and a fresh start. 


Jesus, help me to always see your faithfulness, hope and forgiveness that lives on the other side of my choices and circumstances. Thank you for fresh starts. Amen.