Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.
For the last two days we have been reading Psalm 51 – David’s song of confession. Psalm 32 is the song He wrote celebrating God’s forgiveness for his sin. David praised the Lord and expressed his thankfulness for God’s gracious work.
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
– Psalm 32:1-5
These verses depict the contrast between David’s internal struggle and ache when He was unrepentant with the joy he experienced when he confessed his sin to God. When we confess our sin or failure to others, sometimes they forgive us and sometimes they do not. God is always ready to forgive. You do not have to worry about how He will respond. Before you confess your sin to Him, you can already know how He will treat you!
THE BIG QUESTION
Has there been a time in your life when you were internally struggling because of unconfessed sin in your life? Carrying the guilt of unconfessed sin can be overwhelming and often leads to great unhappiness, stress, and exhaustion. If you are in this situation now, humble yourself, confess and be filled with the joy of God’s forgiveness.
Conclude in prayer and silence reflecting on what you’ve learned.