By Al Gordon

For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.
Psalm 38:2 NIV

Human responses to God’s conviction

  • Habakkuk 3:16
    • Rotteness entered Habakkuk’s bones.
  • Isaiah 6:5-7
    • Isaiah was undone and needed his speech burned.
  • Job 42:5-6
    • Job abhored himself and repented.
  • Daniel 8:27
    • Daniel fainted and was sick for days after.
  • Matthew 26:75
    • Peter went out and he wept bitterly.
  • Romans 7:24
    • Paul cried out “Oh, wretched man that I am!”

When God is at work leading us into repentance He often provokes within us strong reactions.