Summary: David cried to have his heart restored with the presence, and joy of the Lord. We as indiviuals need that restoration and the Church needs such a restoration.
Ps 51. 10 – 13; Ps 23: 1 – 3
V3 He restoreth my soul
God is a God of restoration, if nothing is seen in the O T you see God attempting continually to restore Israel back to Himself.
We see in the NT that that is the purpose of Jesus Christ dieing on the Cross and rising from the dead to restore what sin had stolen and what mankind had lost, fellowship with God.
We know from the life of King David that David had an affair with Bathsheba then killed her husband and tried to go on and act as if no one knew about it.
But Nathan the prophet confronted David about his sins.
David knew he was not in a right relationship with God.
David knew every time he laid his head on his pillow each evening
David knew each morning when he woke up.
According to Mr. Strong restore means; to bring back, allow to return, put back, draw back, give back…..
2 aspects I want to speak about today.
1. Restoring a personal relationship with God that has been lost.
2. Restoring the Church back to power with God.
Restoring a personal relationship
a. Ps. 51.1 we see that David cried for the Mercy of God, no matter were you have been or what you have done the mercy of the God is able to reach your heart if you will call upon it.
Ps 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard [him], and saved him out of all his troubles.
b. Ps. 51.1 Blot out my transgressions, David did not like having to deal with his sin, but he did.
It seems it is difficult to get us to call upon the only one that is able to blot out our sins.
c. Ps 51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, there is no washing like the washing of the Lord, He will wash away even the darkest of stains of sin.
d. and cleanse me from my sin. God is the only one, Buda can not, all’a can not, what can wash away my sin only the blood of Jesus Christ.
Ps 23:1 The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want.
:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
One of the great truths to being Restored is to allow God to lead—the Spirit will draw—to bring back, to put back, God desires restoration.
It is when you and I try to lead our way that we get in trouble.
Jonah was going to lead and he ended up in the whales belly. He went to the bottom, he was bound by his surroundings, his soul fainted within him.
Jonah believed he knew a better way, he believed he knew what he could do and all the time according to Jonah’s own words he was forsaking the mercy of God.
Jonah is vomited out upon dry land, what an awful experience this must have been. Sometimes in need of restoration we go through some bad experiences.
Jonah 3.1 the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time. Hallelujah
Today you can be restored,
mercy can be found,
transgressions can be blotted out by the masters hand,
you can be washed thoroughly,
you can be cleansed from your sins
One of the greatest restorations that happen in your Bible is with a man that was a disciple of Christ, Peter was his name.