Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be — you get a fresh start, your slate's wiped clean.
2 Count yourself lucky — God holds nothing against you and you're holding nothing back from him.
3 When I kept it all inside, my bones turned to powder, my words became daylong groans.
4 The pressure never let up; all the juices of my life dried up.
5 Then I let it all out; I said, "I'll make a clean breast of my failures to God."
Suddenly the pressure was gone — my guilt dissolved,my sin disappeared.
I think this is one of my new favorite Psalms. There's a lot of fun imagery and it's so down to earth. I've only displayed the first half of the Psalm- I'll put out the other half tomorrow. What I really loved about this is it describes how to be forgiven by God. Confess. It's so simple but sometimes I get so caught up in my worries, I forget to simply confess. And trust God. I'll rattle on and on to God with my To Do List and feel like I'm talking to the wall. Then I realize I'm talking the Creator of the Universe. Doh! Simply saying, "Forgive me Father." Brings amazing release. Also leaving things in God's control instead of trying to convince Him I know better brings peace.