Saints & Struggles: King David,
Pastor Justin Miller
“With God, our failure isn’t final. It’s the first step to a fresh start. If we’re willing to stop suppressing and start confessing. Quit covering up and start coming clean.”
This week we take a deeper look at our sin and redemption. Pastor Justin Miller recalls the story of David, how through his worst sin came the best miracle.
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To be a Saint is to be in the struggle.
The struggle is real so we have to expect it.
Failure is not final.
Isaiah 1:18 New International Version
18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
With God failure is never final.
With God failure is the first step to a fresh start.
Psalms 38:1-8 New International Version
1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. 2 Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me. 3 Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin. 4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. 5 My wounds fester and are loath some because of my sinful folly. 6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning. 7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body. 8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
Sin has consequences.
The world tells us that whatever we desire, whatever we want is the right path but every choice comes at a price.
Our world doesn’t want to be better; it just wants to feel better. We want a pill for everything.
Sin will destroy us unless we, like king David run to the Father and repent.
David wants us to know that the only thing greater than the price of our sins is the Grace of God.
Romans 6:23 New International Version
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalm 32:1-7 New International Version
1 Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 2 Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. 3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. 5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. 6 Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them. 7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
1 John 1:9 New International Version
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Hebrews 4:16 New International Version
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
God proclaims that His throne is a throne of Grace – not a throne of judgement or punishment or condemnation but Grace, ready for all who confess their sins and ask for His forgiveness.
When we are at our worst God is at His best.
Whatever you are dealing with bring it to God today. Don’t run and hide from Him.
God is our Father and He wants us to accept His love and His forgiveness.
God is never nearer than when we need Him the most.
God’s Grace is always greater than any failure.
God always shows up. Don’t ever surrender to failure.
The first step to healing is revealing your heart to God.
Be honest with God always.
God I never nearer than when we need Him the most.
The Grace of our God is life eternal, for us to live in His light and His love forever.
Our failures are never final, they are the first steps to a new life with Jesus.
Ephesians 2:4-5 New International Version
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
Ephesians 2:8-10 New International Version
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God —
9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Never forget, God is in you and with you always. He will never forget you; He will never turn away. He is listening and always, God Loves You No Matter What!