Forgiven and Blessed

Psalm 32:1-7 (NIV)

Blessed is the one
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord does not count against them
and in whose spirit is no deceit.

When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
For day and night
your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was sapped
as in the heat of summer.[b]

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
my transgressions to the Lord.”
And you forgave
the guilt of my sin.

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
while you may be found;
surely the rising of the mighty waters
will not reach them.
You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.

David was declaring that those who have had their transgressions forgiven and their sins covered are blessed. When David kept silent, he said that his bones were wasting away and he felt that his strength was sapped.  When David was hiding his sin, he felt the full weight of God’s hand upon him.  He felt weak and all of his strength was gone.  That’s what sin can do to a person until you confess and get it out of your heart.  David felt relief after his confession and received forgiveness for the guilt of his sin.  David felt protection from God and felt that God will protect him from trouble and deliver him from what he was facing.

Usually, it is a person’s pride that keeps them from confessing.  I know that there is a front that you want to keep and show that you are in control and able to handle all situations.  As powerful as David was as a king, he could not control this area in his life and needed to confess to God and reveal who he really is before God. He admitted that he is a sinner and needed God’s grace and mercy.  I’m nowhere close to being as powerful or devoted to God as David was. It is humbling to think that if we stay faithful, we can pray to God and find Him waiting to clear us and to keep us from being drowned by the rising of the mighty waters of sin and darkness.

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