When You’re Broken

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“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” These words from Psalm 51 are a chapter of David’s story. They remind us, sometimes we choose wrong paths. Those paths lead to oppression, darkness and alienation…brokenness. Psalm 51 lets us know, there is a way home. Restoration, reconciliation and flourishing can be found again. In David’s beautiful poem he lays out this pathway. Reveal- tell the truth; Repent- turn away from the wrong paths and toward relationship with God; Reorient- wrong paths are created by unhealthy habits. New habits are needed to create new and healthy paths. Primary among new habits is Scripture. Like an artificial horizon or carpenter’s level, Scripture reveals objective truth to fashion how we live our lives.