Saturday, April 11, 2009

With Repentance Comes Healing















"Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin." Psalm 51:12

David is crying out to GOD in this Psalm; he is truly sorry for his actions. Time and time again, we find ourselves flat on our face before the Lord in deep remorse for our sinful actions. When we come to GOD with our broken hearts He will forgive.

There is hope, with repentance comes healing. When we are truly sorry, GOD forgives and restores our fellowship with Him. Many times our actions cause us to live with consequences, however, upon repentance our relationship with our Heavenly Father is no longer broken.

As we look upon the cross tomorrow, I pray we will recognize the forgiveness and healing available to each of us. God does not want us to live in the pain and misery of our broken state. He is ready, willing, and able to heal our hearts.

Visiting the Great Physician,

Andrea

5 comments:

Saleslady371 said...

Yes, your thoughts come right out of the heart of God. He longs for us to do our part in our relationship with Him. And even in some of those consequences you referred to, joy remains in our heart because to know Jesus is to know that joy that always refreshes. May you enjoy your Easter Sunday bigtime.

Bless you my friend,
Mary

RCUBEs said...

Great reminder sister that we always need to focus our eyes on Jesus and what He did on the cross. Even with this new life, it's so easy to fall back on our previous habits when we are not careful and we let our guards down. God bless and Happy Resurrection Sunday to you. Love and prayers-Rosel

WalkingwithHIM said...

What a beautiful prayer David has given us!

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

What a beautiful sentiment and as always just rightly placed at the perfect time in our lives, your inspiring words brought forth from the pages of the Bible. So glad that you blog because you provide wisdom on a daily basis. God bless you and your family this Resurrection Sunday!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Warren Baldwin said...

Good thoughts on repentance. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 32:3, "When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long." David sure had things to groan about! But he learned it was through confession and repentance that he could unburden and heal. Thanks. (Note, I linked over from another blog).
WB