May 5, 2020

Have you ever felt the weight of unconfessed sin? Have you ever held onto guilt and shame because you didn’t want anyone to know your faults?

If you have, you know the weight and exhaustion David writes about in this Psalm, and the contrast of the blessing that comes with a confession. By the blood of Jesus, our sins our forgiven, our iniquities covered, our faults erased. The One who we have wronged becomes our shelter and hiding place!

 It’s like a parent coming in with a big bear hug when we’ve failed to let us know that everything will be ok. Feel yourself in the arms of God as you read this Psalm. Accept his forgiveness, respond to his instruction and rejoice!  

Psalm 32

Blessed Are the Forgiven
A Maskil of David.

1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
    whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
    and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
    my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

I acknowledged my sin to you,
    and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
    and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Therefore let everyone who is godly
    offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
surely in the rush of great waters,
    they shall not reach him.
You are a hiding place for me;
    you preserve me from trouble;
    you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
    which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
    or it will not stay near you.

10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
    but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.
11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
    and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Prayer:

Father, I confess that I have sinned. I repent of those attitudes and actions that have grieved you. Forgive me; give me both wisdom and strength to walk in your paths. And give me Your joy as I trust in Your ways!

Amen.

43 thoughts on “RHYTHM: DAY 16

  1. Amen!
    Lord instruct me and lead today and thank for your forgiveness!

    1. One of my favorite Psalms! It fits with Psalm 51 like “a hand in a glove”! Thank you Lord for your Forgiveness and your Redeeming Love!

    1. 1 John 1:9. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

    2. Padre me arrepiento de todos mis pecados, te ruego de perdonarme , SEÑOR ayudarme a caminar por tu vía y ser obediente a tus pasos, a no dudar y no debilitar nuestra fe porque tú eres un Padre soberano, un PADRE de amor, cúbrenos y llénanos de tú amor, sabiduría, humildad,gracias padre porque tú misericordia es para siempre en nombre y por amor de tú hijo amado amen.

  2. Dear Lord, I repent of my sin of indiscipline. I pray for strength to overcome my fleshly ways that submit to fatigue and weariness. I pray Lord for strength to keep up with aregulat schedule and Lord i thank you that you do not give up in your pursuit of me. I praise you for all you have been showing me recently for ways to organize and align my day to how you want it. Help me dear Lord so I can keep up with the blessed ministry you have given us all to go out there and be a light. In Jesus name Amen.!!

    1. Dear Lord, Thank you for loving me, especially when I am not loveable, forgiving my sinful ways. Your mercies are great and overflowing. I love You and am so blessed that I am yours and You are in me. May my thoughts, words, and actions shine in order to give You glory. In Jesus name, Amen

      1. Thank you Cassie!! Your prayer fit me perfectly. I thank God for
        His forgiveness, mercy, grace and most of all, His unconditional love!!

  3. Oh God , thank you for this Psalm of David. To David was revealed your whole plan of Salvation. Psalm 32, verse 7 says
    “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.
    Selah. Amen!!!
    New testament…@ the shout of the archangel, with a loud voice of command, the dead in Christ shall arise…and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    Amen Alleluia, Delivered! Delivered ! Delivered. Thankyou King Jesus!!!

  4. Dear Heavenly Father,
    Please forgive all of my sins that I have either committed or omitted. I know sin keeps me away from You and all of the blessings You have for me. Please help me to walk in the ways that are pleasing to You. I want to honor and praise You and be an instrument for Your Glory. I know that when we confess our sins we are instantly cleansed of them by the blood of Jesus who gave His life for us . Thank You for loving us so much that You made a way for us to not perish but have everlasting life. You are my Refuge, my Defender, my Savior and my Friend. I pledge my life to live for You. Please use me for Your Glory. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

  5. Thank you for your promise in Psalm 103….you remove my sin as far as the east is from the west.

  6. Father, with lifted hands I praise and honor your righteousness. Who am I that you would be mindful of me, for I am such a retched sinner? I accepted your love and sacrifice and forgiveness years ago but so desperately need your guidance and wisdom this day. Fill me anew and a fresh with your Holy Spirit to enable me to accomplish you will today. Together, may we find one more for Jesus. Amen

  7. Thank you Lord for your forgiveness that wipes my sins away. Please bless my student A. who but 14 feels the weight of the world on her shoulders. Please have mercy on her family. Heal her sister of this terrible virus, protect her, parents, and sister’s children. Provide them the food and medical help they need.
    Dear God you state that we are to bring the little children to you. I’m lifting this child before your throne and ask that you intercede. Already you have shown me that the school and counselor responded last night.

    I beg you to continue to bless our families across the land. The smallest ones are so very stressed. Please God heal our land. Heal our families! Let us turn back to you.

    Empower me today as I face more students to radiate your grace, love, and healing power!

    1. I stand in agreement with you today, bless, protect, and heal as only you can dear Lord this child and family. May you bend a divine mitacle in their lives in the name of Jesus! I speak healing, as you dry up even the evidence of sickness. We speak declare victory in Jesus name. Amen!
      Please keep me informed of the praise report that comes from this blessed moment as we watch God due a mighty work! God bless you my friend.

  8. Thank you Lord for forgiving me of my sins. Help me to be pleasing to you! Amen

  9. Thank you Lord for Your instruction, counsel and steadfast love. I will be glad and rejoice. I will shout for joy!!

  10. Father, I am so weary of merely knowing you and knowing about you. I want a real, two way, warm relationship with you. I fully trust and believe that you indwell me. But I want to feel it and glow in it. Grant me my desire today. In Jesus’ name.

  11. Loving Lord,

    Thank you for your precious blood that was shed for my sins. Your forgiveness removes the heavy guilt of my soul and ushers in great joy! How I praise You!

    Thank you for Your unfailing love that surrounds me as I trust in You.

    Amen.

  12. Thank you Lord that your Word leads me in Truth and understanding. Thank you that you teach me with Love and Great patience. Thank you that you have delved deep into my souls and shown me that sin, like a slow poison, will eat at the very innermost part of me and keep me in everlasting bondage. What an Amazing Father you are!!!!!

  13. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. I will say of the Lord , “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!”
    Psalms 91:1‭-‬2 AMP

    Thank you Lord that I confess my my sin, failures, and mistakes before you, you forgive and give me shelter. I abide in you and have rest today lead me each moment with step taken to follow you today. The enemy has no victory over your people who trust and but forth not just faith but focus to action. The action of prayer giving one’s self for others in need. I eager await your leading today to be a blessing in the land.
    Thank you for victories all over the world today as your people lift and glorify your name!

    In Jesus name! Amen!!!

  14. Jesus, Your songs of deliverance that surround me mean that I don’t have to wallow in self-pity or have my thoughts linger in guilt. Thank You for the cross! Amen.

  15. Dear Father, Thank You for being patient with me…and for being eager to hear from us in prayer. The weight of unconfessed sin which causes sleepless nights is unbearable. Thank You Father for Your deliverance and the rest that comes from Your grace. Amen

  16. We serve a righteous and Holy God. He is just and faithful. Slow to anger and loving in His discipline. Lord You said If we confess our sins, You are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    1 John 1:9 ❤️
    version=ESV
    Forgive me for my lack of faith at times. My doubting Your Word. Forgive me for my selfishness and words that produce death instead of life. Forgive me for the fires I cause and stir up by my words. Forgive me for my thoughts that cause me to stumble. More then anything Lord forgive me for misrepresenting my Savior Jesus Christ who gave His life for my.
    Lord we can rejoice because You show is mercy each day! The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”❤️
    Lamentations 3:22-24
    version=ESV
    And again He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.❤️
    Psalm 103:10-12
    version=ESV
    We praise You because we are blessed because our transgression is forgiven, our sin is covered, because our Lord counts no iniquity against us, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. We love You ABBA. In Jesus Name,🥰🙏🏾

  17. Oh how I love your law; it is my meditation all the day! Thank you for your forgiveness when I have fallen; thank you even more for your instruction and your Spirit, to keep me from falling again.

  18. Forgive me Lord for not acting as you have designed and purposed me, but for acting like an animal that lacks understanding, having almost to be forced to stay near you. Thank you for being willing to do whatever it takes to bring me near you. I continue to learn from my mistakes and I’m learning to trust your love for me. I want to experience your joy more and praise your name.

  19. Heavenly Father,
    I thank you for teaching me how to ask You with all confidence for forgiveness on what I may have said or done through Jesus Christ and to believe that You will forgive me.
    Thank you for Your steadfast love that surrounds me and instructs me which way I should go.
    Lord, I choose to forgive everyone who has hurt me and thank You for the power of forgiveness that I’m taught continuously to obey.

    In Jesus name, amen.

  20. Lord thank you that You are with us during this time. I humbly come before You and say I am a sinner. Yet while I was sinning You died for me. What greater love is there. Thank you for conquering death and thank you that You have prepared a place for us in heaven. That where You are we will be also. Thank you Thank you for Your mercy and grace. In Jesus Name Amen.

  21. Lord, please help me and show me how to be obedient, not because I have to be, but because I want to and I trust that what you’re asking me to do (or not do) is what is right in Your eyes. Thank you for covering my sins, protecting me from punishment even when I deserved it but also allowing punishment as You see fit. I know I can fully trust You for You are infinitely wise.

  22. Yes. Lord thank you for your instructions in the way I should go. Also forgiveness and Joy. Praise you.

  23. Lord, thank you for your mercy and forgiveness. Thank you for continuing to love me regardless of my sins and filling me with your joy each day.

  24. Forgive me Lord for the sins that I have made and continue to make. Give me strength to confess all to you. You are my provider and savior and I love you with all of my heart.

  25. LOVING this time in the morning with my kids, knowing we are sharing this with our church family! Thank you so much CFBC for keeping us all connected!

    Today I talked to the kids about how the scripture speaks to us – in different ways, and at different times. Wyatt, my 12yo son, noted that this scripture was so comforting to him, and made him feel safe in knowing that the Lord will always be there for us & forgive us when (not if) we fail him. He pointed out that we can never hide from Him, and that doesn’t matter anyway – He already knows our sin & has saved us from it.

    We went further in talking about how just b/c God has already saved us from our sin does NOT give us permission to do whatever we want. We talked about the importance of living our lives for His glory & to shine His light to others we come in contact with. My 7yo son (Eli) said that made him feel really important that God will let him do that.

    Thank you Lord for loving me & helping me to guide these little people in my house. Thank you for the privilege of being able to watch You become real to them, and understand how truly awesome you are! Thank you for your never-ending grace to me and constant forgiveness when I fail you. I love you, Lord, and want to live a life that brings you glory! I know I fall far short way too often, but I thank you for having patience with me, for forgiving me, for loving me, and for continuing to speak to me. I love being able to talk to you all the time, and know that you are listening. I feel privileged to be able to listen to you, draw near to you, ready your Word, and am humbled at your many gifts. I love you Lord! I love you! May everything I do today bring you honor & glory! I praise you with my May 5, 2020!

    1. Thank you Lord for dying on the cross for my sins. Thank you always for forgiving me when I stray from your will. You are so loving & kind. Thank you for all my blessings-even a new granddaughter who is about to enter this world! In Jesus Name, Amen

  26. Thank you God for your forgiveness of sin. As it is our human nature to sin, I’m thankful that you are a forgiving God. That you forgive and forget. I pray now and every day for the forgiveness of my inequities. Thank you Lord. Amen

  27. Loving Father, my sin was great but Your Love was greater nothing could separate us. Thank you for forgiving my transgressions and your loving kindness. Lead me in your ways it’s the only way to righteousness n truth. Amen!

  28. Thank you Lord for always leading me in the right paths that you have for me. When I mess up and do something wrong you are always there to forgive me and by your forgiveness I become a stronger person in God.

  29. “Therefore, I tell you, her sins which are many, are forgiven — for she loved much. But, he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7: 47
    So, after filling out the plea agreement paperwork in the holdover cell area this morning, right before my client appeared before the Judge to enter his guilty plea in exchange for the agreed upon 2 year sentence at TDCJ, I told him that I would ask the good folk at CFBC to pray for him on this 15th day of our prayer devotional. Blake said he would appreciate your doing so.

  30. This is good, it reframed our idea of “blessed” today I am blessed Bc I have been forgiven

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