David chose God, and he chose to be on God’s side–to be used by God. That doesn’t mean he was perfect at all.
After David became king, he made some terrible mistakes, even letting a man be killed to cover up another sin. But God’s forgiveness is more powerful than our biggest mistakes. In 2 Samuel, David confesses that he has sinned against God, and the prophet Nathan tells him God has forgiven him. It doesn’t mean that David doesn’t have to pay consequences for his actions, but it does mean that his sin is forgiven.
Nothing we ever do can separate us from God’s love if we are his children. You do need to confess and bring your sins to him each day, but have faith in God’s promises. God will never change, and his promises are sure. Even if you think you did something awful and are too embarrassed to mention it before God, just remember that he knows your heart–you can trust him with everything.
9 But if we confess our sins to him,[a] he can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. And it is perfectly proper for God to do this for us because Christ died to wash away our sins.*
1 John 1:9 (TLB)
Dear Lord, Thank you for saving me from my sins. Forgive me for any sins I committed today. I want you as my Savior. Amen.