TODAY’S SCRIPTURE Job 42:6
One of the hardest things to do is admit when we are wrong. It is easier to try and make excuses or blame someone else. Sometimes we even convince ourselves that we didn’t do anything wrong and we believe we were the victims. Pride or fear of failure can be contributing factors to this way of dealing with a wrong or a sin. It takes a special person to be able to stand up, admit a mistake, and take full responsibility for any wrongdoing.
In the case of Job, he had every reason to turn on God. However, after he speaks out, he realizes his mistake, and he is humbled to repentance. Humbling ourselves to repentance means that we must have a change of heart. Often the hardest thing about repentance is admitting that we were wrong.
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6). If we seek wisdom from God, He will help to provide us the knowledge and the understanding to know how to admit our wrongs and repent.
Prayer can go a long way in helping us in our daily struggles. Sometimes it is great to have friends or relatives to share and discuss our problems––however nothing is better than taking our burdens to God in prayer.
Today, I will…humble myself in the sight of the Lord, and I will recognize that I am not perfect, and I will seek God in all my actions.