Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You
No one really knew who David was but God.
In his early years, he was surrounded by controversy, scandal, and shame.
He was rejected by his brothers, his father, and his society.
He was shoved out in the field with sheep.
His father publicly dishonored him.
But God knew David’s heart. It attracted God to him. God chose him over every other man alive on the planet to be king of Israel. David’s heart and love for God took him places no one thought he deserved to go. In God’s presence, his heart was healed. He went from rejection to wholeness, from obscurity to greatness because his heart ached to do the things of the Lord.
When we bring God our hearts, when we present them to Him, God will heal and restore us. God doesn’t look at the outside he looks at our hearts.
Though things start out rough at times, good can come of it. What good has come of the rough times in your life?
Lord, I praise you for you love and presence in my life. Thank you for turning bad things around for good. Amen.