"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me" Psalm 51:10 (NIV)
This sentence was written in response to a man (David) being confronted and caught in his sin (an affair with Bathsheba) which led to him having a mad killed and trying to hide his sin.
When confronted with His Sin, David confessed He had sinned against God, he returned to God, accepted the consequences of His sin, and remained faithful to God.
I think the key to going through such a rough patch of life by his own doing was the fact that even though he sinned and really messed up, His heart was in tune with God and once someone came to Him and confronted Him with the truth, it knocked him back to reality and he realized He was wrong, did wrong, and messed up, and He made things right with God again.
What is the condition of your heart today? Are you close to God? When you mess up or if someone comes to you and confronts you with your mess up, how do you respond? Do you deny it, blame it on someone else, lie, or do you admit your mistake and return to God?
No one reading this article today is immune from sin, we all sin, and we all mess up. We all get caught up in a moment, get distracted, or allow Satan access to our lives and let him deceive us. However, the condition or our heart will decide whether we do the right thing or not. Our admittance, honesty, seeking forgiveness, and doing what is right is all dependant on how our heart is.
Is your heart in tune with God? Are you ready to do the right thing when you mess up? Are you willing to listen to people when they confront you? I can promise you if you have a heart that is close to God, anytime you sin, mess up, or make a mistake, God's spirit will convict you of your wrong or He will send someone or something to remind you of your wrong.
God loves you, He will forgive you, there is nothing so bad you have done or will do that God can't forgive you and keep loving you, and He wants you to return to Him. Get your heart right, or if it's right, keep it right.