Breaktime: My Troubles
For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me. Psalm 40:12
Now troubles are following David so much they outnumber the hairs on his head. His sin has overtaken him to the place where he can’t see what's in front of him. He is in a sorrowful state due to the magnitude and consequences of his sin. His sin has caused his heart to fail within in him, which caused him to call out to the Lord. No wonder David was known for the man who chased after the heart of God.
Where do our troubles take us? So much of the time, we try and hide the magnitude of our sin by ignoring it. Our mind begins to deny its consequences by justifying it or blaming someone else. David didn’t deny his sin or blame others but certainly brought it to the Lord.
Sin affects our heart and it causes great trouble within the core of who we are. When left unattended, it causes a hard heart, the kind of soul that cries out to be numbed. But when we admit the cause of our troubles of life such as our sin, we can begin to find answers. When we stop blaming and start taking responsibility, the heart can be healed. The first step to all trouble is admitting.
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Do you need to admit?