The consequences of sin are often unavoidable. But, if we will repent, if we will wait on Him and walk with Him, God will lead us out of shame and into His glory.
When God looks on a Believer, saved by grace, He sees His only begotten Son, Jesus. And because of Jesus, He calls out “Jesurun”: My beloved upright one!
…even when God chastises us, He isn’t finished with us. He will “bring us back”: He will restore us!
“The believer that humbles himself before The Almighty God will pray, because he recognizes that he must submit to the will of the Lord of Hosts. The believer that discerns the will of God through prayer must also ‘seek God’s face’, because to walk in the will of God is to walk in communion with God. And the believer that walks in communion with God cannot help but have his mind renewed.” ~ Four Steps For Spiritual Restoration
“…though we might suffer the consequences of our sins, God will pour out His blessings in our lives if we turn to Him: He will restore to us the years the locusts have eaten.” ~ Payback!
David confessed his sins to God unreservedly, without excuse, and sought forgiveness. But David didn’t stop there. For him, forgiveness was not “enough”…
…when you fail and need restoration don’t seek a cheap one or an easy one. Let the great Shepherd lead you into the paths of righteousness that will truly restore your soul.