Bigger than Brokeness
Dear West View Family,
Welcome to worship in this place. Today our series takes us to a dark time in David’s life, when his own vulnerability to sin resulted in pain and shame. This is David’s story but it is also our story. Each of us have times in our lives where there is a disconnect between what we believe and how we live. We find ourselves doing that which we don’t want to do, or not doing that which God has called us to do. In these moments, we rely on God’s unending grace, grateful that God is bigger than our brokenness. David’s prayer becomes our prayer:
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
From a fellow sinner who keeps trying,