WEEKLY DEVOTION

Posted by Rev. Danita Anderson on OP4er @ 4:18 PM

“I give you all the credit, God—You got me out of that mess,
    You didn’t let my foes gloat.

God, my God, I yelled for help and You put me together.
God, You pulled me out of the grave, gave me another chance at life
    when I was down-and-out.

Psalm 30:1-2 (The Message)

Here is another Psalm believed to be written by David.  Can’t you hear David saying those words……..”You got me out of that mess” after Nathan reminds him of his indiscretions with Bathsheba and Uriah!??!  How often have we been like David, uttering those same words?  The “mess” that we have caused or the “mess” that has been caused around us and we find ourselves in the middle of?  Our lives, our communities, our world, our churches all get “messy” at times.  The key is to remember how we got into the “mess”, the lessons learned there and who to give credit to when we see the “mess” from the other side.

Instead of placing the blame in other places and on other people, let us keep in mind that sometimes the “mess” is our own doing and we have to take responsibility for it.  The growth for us is when we recognize where we have stumbled and then take the necessary steps not to be a “repeat offender”.  At that point, when we call for help, God clearly answers us and “puts us together” as David writes in this Psalm.  What an awesome feeling to know that in the middle of our “messes”, God is performing miracles and putting us back in right relationship!

PRAYER:  Loving God!  Thank you for reaching into my “messes” and showing me your mercy.  Hallelujah!  Amen.

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