You've had them too, one of those days/weeks/months when you look back after it's past and just let out a deep sigh of relief. Details aren't necessary here because we've all been there and can immediately identify with the experience. In the moment, the heart kind of flutters and the blood rush causes a perceptible ringing in the ears and vision becomes a blur. Mistakes are one thing, we all make those too. Stupid mistakes however almost always introduce us to some very unwanted consequences which can be anything from mild embarrassment to serious injury or death.
Sometimes the completely innocent have to pay for the stupid mistakes of others. They had no control over the action or the outcome but find themselves in the middle of someone else's mess. It happens in marriages, families, churches, schools, cities, countries even friendships.
David knew all about his own stupid mistakes and the impact they had on his family and his countrymen. He confessed his sinfulness in just about every song he wrote, but he always verbalized his faith in the love and forgiveness of God. I have learned to truly appreciate that in him because I need to learn to do the same. Maybe you do too. Check this out, it is awesome.
"God, the one and only - I'll wait as long as he says. Everything I need comes from him, so why not? He's solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul. An impregnable castle: I'm set for life." Psalm 62:1-2 MSG
The true power of faith is this - IT ALWAYS POINTS US FORWARD, keeps us looking ahead rather than behind. Faith gives Hope a place to exist in the human spirit. Without Faith (a positively certain vision of the future) Hope (confident expectation)cannot breathe, it cannot live. But, when the two come together and meet in beautiful communion, they produce Love, the greatest of all spiritual powers.
David repeats his previous words at Verses 5-6 and then adds these words on the end of his song, "God said this once and for all, how many times have I heard it repeated? 'Strength comes straight from God'. Love to you Lord God! You pay a fair wage for a good day's work." Psalm 61:11-12 MSG HALLELUJAH! AND HALLELUJAH!