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The Best Recovery Psalm: verses 8-10

November 17, 2009

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8 Good and upright is the LORD;
       therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

 9 He guides the humble in what is right
       and teaches them his way.

 10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful
       for those who keep the demands of his covenant.

 

I continue to receive encouragement and strength from Psalm 25.  It is seems so fitting for those of us in sexual recovery and who want to be sexual pure. 

These verses help us get back to two things essential in sexual recovery:  being teachable and humble.

LETTING GOD TEACH YOU
When we are in the middle of our sexual sinning, we aren’t thinking about God’s ways.  We aren’t seeking His guidance, we avoid it.  We have been consumed with our ways for so long. 

  • Our attempt to control our urges.
  • Keeping other people out.
  • Leading a double life.
  • Keeping secrets.

Recovery happens when we realize our ways don’t work and we start being teachable.  We start seeking God for instruction, teaching, and guidance. 

HUMILITY IS THE RIGHT POSTURE
The verse says that “He guides the humble”.  Humility happens when we realize we can’t, but God can. 

We are empty of ourselves.  We admit our helplessness to God and seek His help.  We cling to Him. 

Humility is also the point where surrender happens.  We can finally give an area our struggle up to God to find His strength. 

 

GOD KEEPS HIS PART OF THE DEAL
Let verse 10 sink in.  God can’t do things apart from His love and faithfulness.  He is a God who keeps His covenant.  His promises. 

We think we our behaviors and past is so bad that we are worth leaving.  Sexual sin in serious to God, but it will never stop Him from extending His love and faithfulness to those who want to walk His way.

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