David messed up pretty bad. He had it all. Stumbled and fell. In 2 Samuel chapter 11 the entire story is recorded. David completely went against God and had sex with a woman he was not married to, he lied about it and even ordered a murder on the front lines over it all.
In the aftermath of his screw up he was called out. He finally confessed to his close friend Nathan and repented to the Lord. As a consequence for his sin, God let his son die.
David messed up pretty bad. And paid for it. He moved on though. He did not just stay where he was. No excuses. No reasons. He confessed and moved on. He said this in his prayer to the Lord after his massive mess up.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
May we know that God is there before and after we blow it. May we move on. May we have the prayer of David on our lips. May we be stronger in the aftermath. And may we remember the God is our rescuer. No matter what you have done. He is your rescuer.
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