“I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel” (Psalms 31:12).

God is the heavenly potter who makes our life. Even when your life resembles a broken vessel, He is not the one to throw it away but He is the one who provides gracious opportunities to rebuild it. Look up to His face, prayerfully singing “I am the clay in the hands of a potter. Shape me day after day.”

Sin is the one which breaks the relationship between you and God and also the peace in the family. It spoils the peace of mind, tortures the conscience and removes happiness. The treachery committed by the husband to the wife and the vice versa brings huge problems, separations and tears.

David who was rearing the sheep was elevated by God as the ruler of Israel. But he committed a great sin while walking on the terrace and thus the sin broke his heart. When Nathan the prophet made him realise his crime, the heart of David was broken. At this situation, he wrote Psalm no 50 with tears and further, he pleaded God with tears to rebuild him again. He cried saying, “I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel” (Psalm 31:12).

Dear children of God, even if you fall down in sin, you should not stay there but rise up and come back to God with tearful repentance. If you truly confess your sins and look up to the cross with tear filled eyes, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Did God not forgive David when he cried? Peter denied Jesus and also promised of having cursed Him. But when he realised and cried did God not rebuild his life and establish him as the prime Apostle? When Samson cried realising his sin and pleaded, “God, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once” did God not give back his strength which he had lost?

When the prodigal son was with the swine he realised his sin and cried thinking of his father’s love. When he came back to his father did his father not run, embrace and accept him again?

Dear children of God, in whatever situation you might be, God will definitely show mercy on you when you come back to Him. There is no end for His mercies. According to His great compassion, He will sympathise and rebuild you.

To meditate: “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works” (Revelation 2:5).