Today I join my friend Collette over at Jesus Loves Mums for Psalm Saturday. Why don't you join us in sharing how the book of Psalms spoke to you this week?
Rebellion. Guilt. Disobedience.
So many things can put a wall up between us and God. It doesn't have to be something BIG either...just a "small" little sin can drive a wedge between us and the One Who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Because in God's eyes sin is sin. No big sins and little sins. God just sees sin.
Many, many times in my life, when God has felt so distant to me, I've realized that it was me that had moved. He is so patient and loves us so much that He would never turn His back and walk away.
I've heard many people say that God is a God of second chances..but my friends, that is not true...not for me anyway.
For me, He is the God of millionth chances!!!!...and I am SO thankful for that!!
Whatever would I do if He walked away from me even after the 10th or 20th chance???
And while He is waiting, all He wants us to do is confess that sin. Confess that rebellion and disobedience. When we do that...
He lifts those burdens and releases us into a freedom that I don't believe words can express.
While reading in Psalm 32 this week, verses 1-5 spoke to my heart and as I read I came across that familiar ink marking of mine. The date read 9/6/07....almost 2 years ago I was reading in this same Bible and God spoke this same Scripture to me.
Isn't it amazing that God's Word is so alive that it can speak to us again and again and again!!!
"Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in completer honesty! When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away and I groaned all day long. Day and night Your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.
Finally, I confessed all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, 'I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.' and You forgave me! All my guilt is gone." NLT
How awesome...forgiven, washed and guilt free!!!