In repentance and rest is your salvation…(Is 30:15).
Friends, it’s time for us as a nation to return to the Lord. Repentance is our only way back. It’s the key to unlocking our strife and misery. Behind it lies a blessing from God and a heart full of peace. Oh, beloved, don’t you want to live with a rested, content and peaceful heart? I know I do.
Before sin can come up, we must go down. Yes friend, down on our knees with a broken and contrite spirit over the things we have done that have brought us to the place we are today. The consequences of where we are didn’t get here, because we just sat idly by. They got here because we actively or unknowingly pursued something ungodly. We never get to these places without following some sort of pattern of sin.
Sin always comes like a blanket, but not for us to sit on to find rest, but to be covered and shielded from truth. Some of us need to get out from under the blanket and start learning the value of walking in the light of God’s truth. This might mean we not only repent to God, but our neighbor, loved one or friend. It might mean we make a phone call that could potentially get us in trouble. But all of those things take humility and a willingness to walk through the consequences of our sin. Yet all of them will lead us to deeper freedom.
So friend, let’s return to the Lord, together today. I am asking God to show me my. sin. I pray that you will do he same.
Father show me my stubborn sin and rebellion. Lead me to the rock that is higher than me. Shower me with your love and your grace. Be my deepest joy and my greatest delight, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.