It’s really quite a difficult thing to do, to admit failure. We’d rather make excuses, or blame someone else, for the things we’ve done.
“But you don’t know how hard it’s been! I’m going through hell here.”
“Well, if they’d just get their act together I wouldn’t have so many worries!”
Yet, when it comes right down to it, we are not to look at others, but ourselves. And really, there’s quite enough for one person to think about than to worry about those all around.
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. ~Lamentations 3:40
To examine our ways…to scrutinize our paths…to look deep inside ourselves…
To test our ways…check out what we’ve been doing…ask the question, “What’s up with that?”…
To realize our own shortcomings…our sins…without blame or excuse…
And return to the Lord.
It’s the first step out of denial.
It’s the first step toward restoration.
It’s the first step to a right relationship with the God of the Universe.
Are you ready to take that step?
I’ve decided it may be time to ask God for help:
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Test my thoughts.
Point out anything You find in me that makes You sad,
And lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Psalm 139:23-24 (TLB)