Have you ever messed up? I mean messed up royally? Maybe even messed up morally? If so, you joined the ranks of Moses, David and Solomon. What you do after the mess up is vital to you personally and to those around you relationally. Turning to God in confession and repentance brings vertical forgiveness and enables horizontal forgiveness and restoration to begin. You can, like David, be forgiven and have the joy of your salvation restored!
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Furthermore, your mess can now become a message to others of God’s grace. God forgave David and has used his story throughout history to teach others.
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.(Psalm 51:13)
If you are willing to repent, forsake your sin and let go of excuses, God can use the story of your mess to teach and encourage others.