During the four main ReChurch sessions, we're going to learn about park, reverse, neutral, and drive. And we're going to learn about each one from a king who was very familiar with the road.
Last time we saw David, he was able to face a giant because his identity was parked in his knowledge of who God is. In Main Session 2, we'll see circumstances that were too much for him to defy. You see, he had set himself up for trouble; he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. And because of that, he committed an egregious sin—strike that—multiple sins against God and against a lot of people.
His was a sin of convenience, of selfishness. It was a sin that gave him an escape for a moment. But when he was found out, he did the only thing he knew to do. He threw everything in reverse.
He went back to God. He threw himself on God's mercy and mourned bitterly for what he had done. And he was restored.
Maybe you haven't succumbed to adultery and murder like King David, but maybe you have given way to complacency, comfort, or selfishness. The incredibly encouraging thing we know about God (because of what David wrote while apologizing) is that He does not reject a broken, contrite heart.
Reverse is hard, but sometimes being in reverse for a moment is the only way to move forward.