A Broken Heart
Psalms 51 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions...
Yesterday we looked at 2 Samuel 12:1-23 where the prophet Nathan confronts and rebukes David about his sin with Bathsheba. So what did David do after his "talking-to" by Nathan? Well, one of the things he did was write Psalm 51, and from the words of that psalm we get a good picture of where David was at emotionally and especially spiritually. To me, this psalm is beautiful. I love David's honesty before God and how every single word seems to be pouring out directly from his heart to God.
Try as we might, none of us are immune from sin. And that means confessing and asking God for forgiveness needs to be part of our routine. So how do you approach and talk to God when you need forgiveness? Did you see anything from David's example that will help you going forward? Tami W.
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