“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you” (Psalm 143:8).
A truth a morally bankrupt man heard that recovered his life and passion.
David wrote the above Psalm. It is a beautiful, heartfelt prayer that we should all pray regularly for ourselves. David was a godly man but not a perfect man. He had flaws, struggled with sin and had many moral failures in his life. While he was well known for slaying a giant named Goliath and had many great military victories as Israel’s king, he also had times in his life when he was morally bankrupt. He carried on a secret affair with Bathsheba and later had her husband killed in an attempt to hide his own sin. The consequences of David’s sin were devastating and tragic but he discovered a truth that would restore his soul and give his life purpose and direction again; we see that truth revealed in the preceding Psalm.
What David desired to hear each morning gave him hope
David desired to hear about God’s unfailing love for him every morning. God’s love was his source of trust and faith; it gave his life purpose and direction. It also enabled him to surrender to God and His will. David, in the midst of his personal pain and moral failures, discovered that God would not abandon or turn His back on him. David’s sins of adultery and murder didn’t stop God from loving him. In fact, the revelation of the truth of God’s unfailing love for him ultimately restored his faith and purpose in life. Hence, enabling him to live in total surrender to God’s will.
I pray we all discover what David did. No matter what failures we have faced in our lives, simply knowing God’s unfailing love for us will produce the same result it did for David.