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(God) alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. Psalm 62:2
“Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that you make bad decisions.”
King David, God described as - “after my own heart”.
It led to a time of soul-searching, repentance, and ultimately restoration.
How To Correct the Self-Inflicted Chaos
When you play games with Sin, you’re bound to lose.
He wicked falls by his own wickedness. (Proverbs 11:5)
When you sin, it inevitably leads to chaos.
1. You need to confront the cause.
- Refusing to acknowledge your role in the chaos only ensures that the chaos will continue.... because nothing ever changes.
- You may still have a mess to deal with, but now you can deal with it through His power and with His help.
2. You need to correct your course.
- 1. What could I have done differently?
- 2. What should I do now?
- Hostility and tension in a relationship just isn’t worth the price you end up paying.
- David could have turned away and he should have turned away.
- You need to develop a strategy in advance for dealing with temptation.
- Decide before hand how you will handle a given situation, and stick to your plan.
3. You need to create accountability.
- God used a man that David trusted to confront him with his sin.
- How do you decide who will have the freedom to call you on the carpet when you need it?
- You want to choose a person of integrity.
- You want to choose a person who is committed to you.
- Faithful are the wounds of a friend. (Proverbs 27:6)
- You want to choose a person who is equally accountable to you.
- Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)
- Let’s get God’s wisdom on this matter and put His principles into practice.
- God can take the most out-of-control situation, the most chaotic life, and bring it back to peace and stability.