“I Forgive You”

I hate cleaning.  Mainly because you come back a few minutes later and it’s already dirty again.  Oh to be able to wipe away dirt, dust or spills and them stay away.

I feel the same way about the things that I get wrong.  Oh for them to be wiped away.

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Psalm 32

(A special psalm by David.)

The Joy of Forgiveness

32 Our God, you bless everyone
whose sins you forgive
and wipe away.
You bless them by saying,
“You told me your sins,
without trying to hide them,
and now I forgive you.”

Before I confessed my sins,
my bones felt limp,
and I groaned all day long.
Night and day your hand
weighed heavily on me,
and my strength was gone
as in the summer heat.

So I confessed my sins
and told them all to you.
I said, “I’ll tell the Lord
each one of my sins.”
Then you forgave me
and took away my guilt.

We worship you, Lord,
and we should always pray
whenever we find out
that we have sinned.
Then we won’t be swept away
by a raging flood.
You are my hiding place!
You protect me from trouble,
and you put songs in my heart
because you have saved me.

You said to me,
“I will point out the road
that you should follow.
I will be your teacher
and watch over you.
Don’t be stupid
like horses and mules
that must be led with ropes
to make them obey.”

10 All kinds of troubles
will strike the wicked,
but your kindness shields those
who trust you, Lord.
11 And so your good people
should celebrate and shout.

How awesome and amazing that God should forgive us.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve done some really stupid things, things to be ashamed of, actions that have done me no good and certainly haven’t helped anyone else.

Oh, how I long for forgiveness.  To be able to follow the right way

I have done things that have upset and hurt others – and God.

Yet this Psalm assures us that if we confess our sins, say we are sorry, God truly forgives us.  Not until next time he’s narked with us, or wants to score points over us, but totally forgiven and wiped away.

Wow!  Thank you God

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