A Little Something To Ponder…….Restore Unto Me The Joy!
David in all his might and glory, many times found himself in compromising positions. One situation that comes to mind is when he sinned with Bath Sheba. Of course David was looking for some type of way to conceal his sin, but sin, no matter how discreet, can never be hidden. The word tells us that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God-(Romans 5:12) – but the word also lets us know that there is a remedy for our sin.
Brother Donnie McClurkin spoke the remedy in a song that says it best and that is “We fall down but we get up”. The Word of God has reminded us time and time again about sin and its vices but we still submit to human nature and allow ourselves to be captivated by the sins of this world. For those of us that want an escape from the weight and burden of sin, we must first acknowledge that we have sinned, that we are in the wrong and that we have come short of the glory of God. The Church at Corinth made the same mistake that we still make today, and that is, they refuse to acknowledge their own sin. Spiritual pride had consumed their minds and they were trying hard to ignore their sin rather than confess their sin. In order for the road of restoration to begin, we must first acknowledge that we have sinned. Sin has to be exposed in order for it to be uprooted. Paul had to write a letter to the Corinthian Church and make it known that he knew of their sin in order for them to acknowledge their own sins
(I Corinthian 5:1-10). Nathan had to confront David and expose his known sin and in return, as an acknowledgement of his sin, David wrote Psalm 51 confessing his sin and pleading for mercy with repentance unto God. God has a way of escape for our sin, and the formula is to first acknowledge that we have sinned, then repent from our sin and after that enjoy RESTORATION in God. Once you have thoroughly repented from your sins, expect your joy, expect your happiness, expect peace of mind, and expect God to move on your behalf. The Bible says that “THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH” (Nehemiah 8:10). After repentance, comes restoration bottom line.
Yes, we fall down but we get up. So with this in mind, acknowledge, repent, get up, dust yourself off, and go on in God better then you were when you fell.