You know when things are not right in a relationship, if you really pay attention.
The answers are more clipped, there is a sense that the distance is greater between you. What was once warm and engaging now appears stilted and clinical. It is when you remember what you did that you see the need to ask for forgiveness. That you want to remind the other of how good things were before and how you so long for that relationship to be back what it was. The cry for restoration is only as strong as the relational bond behind it.
The Psalmist crying out for restoration is something great from which we can learn. Something we can see in terms of the value of relationships, to the point that you want nothing to get in the way of it being as it may have been before.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden