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?
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