And this is one example of where, even though we sin, we should not succumb to the thoughts of oppressive failure. DESPITE his sin, David was one of God's greatest! Of course, we must repent of our sin, and we must bear the consequence of that sin. But having sinned does not put us out of the game.
Honestly I think that thought has been such a pillar in my faith walk. So often people say that they want to faith of David. To have the sort of faith that would allow you to stand in front of a giant with a stone and a sling and know that you will be successful. But when I look at David I see more than that. I see a man who felt things deeply, who loved the Lord deeply, who believed deeply but who was also flawed. Therefore when I look at my life and I see the many glaring flaws it become easier to hope in the fact that God's might can be successful in its work even in a broken vessel like me. When I read his Psalms and read his anguish and his humanity coupled with his deep and unflinching love for God it truly shows us the power of God when we persevere. David and his psalms have truly been a symbol of hope for me as he is a saint that I can relate to. Not that I am a saint by any measure but he shows that it possible for the flawed to aspire to sanctity.