Yesterday we looked at the relief that comes from confession — we can be freed from the entanglements and guilt of our sin! In Psalm 32 David shows what that process looks and feels like.
It is important to note a few more lines of the psalm:
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalms 32:8)
The psalm turns at verse 8 when God (or perhaps a newly restored David) counsels the reader on how to go from here. We are not just restored, but re-routed. God offers us the opportunity of a U-turn (confession) and a better way:
You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (Psalms 16:11)
Who would want to turn back from that?
Which way are you headed today?
Pastor Mark loves his wife and grown children, the Word of God, and words. And coffee,
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
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