This is what I’ve learned through it all:
All believers should confess their sins to God;
do it every time God has uncovered you
in the time of exposing. For if you do this, when sudden storms of life overwhelm, you’ll be kept safe.
Lord, you are my secret hiding place,
protecting me from these troubles,
surrounding me with songs of gladness!
Your joyous shouts of rescue release my breakthrough.
Pause in his presence
Lenten Reflection: God’s beautiful mercy and forgiveness boosts our confidence when approaching him for fellowship. He is our safe place; he rescues us from evil. When we commune or fellowship with God, we find ourselves in his protective care; in the shelter of the Almighty. We were created to enjoy perfect security with God. If we lack a sense of security, it is because we have forsaken God’s offer for intimate fellowship, by pridefully living outside his holy boundaries. To think God will bring the resources of heaven and join us in sinful living is deception and a lack of respect for his holiness.
Prayer: Lord, in your presence is fullness of joy, so I confidently run to your throne of grace today in order to receive mercy. I desire to be surrounded by your goodness and the gladness you alone can impart. In Jesus’ name. Amen.