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.

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