Y’all know David, right?
He went through some stuff man.
He went through some stuff, but He never gave up.
The ebb and flow of David’s pain was based on poor choices that he made. No one did this to David. He did it to himself. It’s easy for us to read about David’s shoddy decisions and get all kinds of Judgy McJudgy.
But seriously, y’all. We do dumb stuff, too. We are quick to close out communication with God so that we can bathe in our own worldly pleasures. We are quick to tune out the Holy Spirit in hopes that feelings of self-condemnation will not dance their way across our hearts and souls.
I said all of that to say this – David really did make some bigger than Texas mistakes.
But David used all of his pain and everything he learned from it to encourage other Christians to hang on to God. To not give up. To show us that we are never too far gone.
Are you using your past mistakes to encourage others?
Someone needs you to do that.
Someone needs to know what you’ve done, where you’ve been, and who you’ve hurt along the way. Someone needs to know the nitty gritty.
Someone needs to know that God brought you up out of that deep, dark, gritty pit. They need to know He will bring them out, too.
“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!” Psalm 31:24