Make It Right

I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

─ Psalm 32:5 ESV

Make It Right

Shane erupted at the dinner table, shouting at his three children. The kitchen fell silent as Carrie, his wife, loaded the dishwasher. He walked slowly into the playroom and sat down on the floor in the middle of where his three little people played quietly.

One by one, they came closer and turned their little faces toward him expectantly as they settled in around him. Carrie watched from the doorway. She knew what he was about to do.

“Daddy’s really sorry,” he started. “I shouldn’t have shouted; I’m not really angry with you. Will you please forgive me?” Little hearts melted as they each shouted in unison, “Daddy we forgive you; we love you!”

In Psalm 32:5, David confessed his sin to the Lord. He humbled himself and did not try to cover anything up.

No one ever wants to admit their wrong; that they’ve made a mistake. Whether it’s speaking to your heavenly Father or asking someone else to forgive you for something you shouldn’t have done, it takes courage to make it right.

Because you love God, and love those He’s put in your life, it’s important to make it right. When you swallow your pride, admit you were wrong or that you messed up, your heart becomes pliable in God’s hands, you build trust in the lives of those you care the most about.

It is less important to be right, and more important to make it right!

Today’s One Thing

Is it important to you to always be right? Have you found that you’ve sacrificed relationships because of your pride and need to always be right? If so, ask God to help you see things from a new perspective. Is there someone you need to ask to forgive you? Go to them this week and make it right.

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