#37 for new beginnings granted by the God who regenerates and reconciles sinners. As I reflect on the number of years since I have cried out for God’s mercy, I think of how different I was before Christ. Not just morally, but in every way! The Lord granted me solid footing in the height of my insecure teenage years. I am so different as a person it can only be attributed to my God who regenerated and reconciled me to him. He placed a new heart with new desires and let the old desires die. I bless the Lord for that.