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Grace to Restore

Psalm 25:16-18

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am alone and afflicted. The distresses of my heart increase; bring me out of my sufferings. Consider my affliction and trouble, and take away all my sins.

David was lonely and hurting. He was a mess, and many enemies pursued him. While he knew he didn’t deserve God’s grace, he couldn’t survive without it. He asked God to consider his terrible predicament and to take away his sins.

Our current predicaments are no different than David’s. Quite often we may find ourselves lonely, hurting, and in a mess of trouble. The good news is that Jesus has already taken away our sins! God does not hold them against us; He has already judged them at the cross.

David went to God in his brokenness and waited for God to put him back together. He was also known as a man after God’s own heart. We have the same privilege as David had of taking all of our broken pieces to God and asking Him to create something new.

The Message Bible has a beautiful translation of verse 21:

Use all Your skill to put me together; I wait to see Your finished product.

God can rescue you from your current suffering, take all your brokenness, and put everything back together in a way that glorifies Him. Cry out to Him today, and let Him rebuild you. He can restore you to new life and even re-purpose you if needed. God never wastes anything; He sees value in you. Turn to Him, and let Him use all of His skill to put you together once again. You will love the finished product!

Have a blessed day!

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