Psalm 32:5

Psalm 32:5

This is part 3 of a Psalm 32 series.

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5 I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;

And you forgave the guilt of my sin

Selah.

This, right here, is the beauty of having a personal relationship with God.  More

Psalm 32:3-4

Psalm 32:3-4

This is part 2 of a Psalm 32 Series.

3 When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away

Through my groaning all day long.

Our sin isn’t supposed to be hidden and kept in the dark.  It feels like it should be secretive and that no one should find out about it, but that’s not true.  When it’s kept in the dark, it feels like this.  It’s gross and it’s hard and it is our bodies, emotionally, spiritually and physically wasting away and groaning through it.  When it’s brought into the light there is freedom from it and, now,  the ability to do differently.

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4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer.

Selah.

Failing to confess my sin to Him results in internal heartache and external grief.

We’re in the middle of an all out Texas Summer, with highs above 100 for days in a row.  How exhausting is that mid afternoon heat?  It’s awful, isn’t it?  Having to run errands in it is almost a death sentence!  All I want to do is provide relief for myself and sit in a swimming pool.  That’s the way it was for David.  He was physically exhausted from it.  Unconfessed sin wore him out. The Lord’s hand was on Him, encouraging him to bring that sin into the light through confession.  I’ve been there … many a time, this morning included.  Failing to confess my sin to Him results in a heaviness that is draining.

Let us be reminded, now friends, of verses 1 & 2 of Psalm 32.  Confessing our sin is a relief.  It changes us deeply.  That’s a good thing.

The Letting Go

This was me, writing my thoughts to God in my journal 2 days ago:

I just want to sit and read a book and that‘s not happening.

Working out is a major chore.  The fun of it isn’t there anymore.

I feel irritated by normal life.  Having to make grocery lists and get shopping done.   Having to take time out of my summer fun things to do to clean house and get stuff done.

There’s this low-level conflict between the kids and I (what feels like) all the time and I just want it to go away.  Summer is about fun … and we’re not having it.

I’m irritated at my eating decisions.  In all this irritation at life, I’m trying to escape and comfort myself with food — bad for me food.

Do you see what’s happening here?  Things are not going the way I want them to and I’m feeling it.  I’ve been irritated at everything and everyone.

My very next journal sentence was this: More

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