Saturday, November 27, 2010

Clean slate

Psalms 32
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.

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