Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 10-31-16

Daily Reading 10-31-16

Psalm 32:1-7 New Living Translation (NLT)

 

Have you ever wanted to do something for someone so badly, but you realized you needed to wait until that person allowed it?  Well, I believe that is how God feels sometimes about our sin.  He desperately wants to forgive us, but we have to confess our sin.  When we confess our sin, we are actually agreeing with God.  We are telling God he is right and we have been wrong.

 

In our passage today, David found joy when he finally confessed his sin to God; he got into agreement and the weight of sin fell away.

 

Psalm 32:1-7

32:1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

 

32:2 Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

 

32:3 While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long.

 

32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

 

32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah

 

32:6 Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.

 

32:7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. Selah

 

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for the invitation to confess my sin and be forgiven.  May you find no deceit in my spirit.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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