Daily Devotion on Psalm 6
Text: Psalm 6
It hurts. It burns. It aches. It pangs. It gnaws.
It’s an intangible thing. You can’t see or touch your conscience. But you sure can feel it!
When your conscience is overwhelmed by guilt, it is the worst feeling in the world! It does literally hurt. You feel sad and depressed. Your stomach is turned in knots. It feels like a tremendous weight is on your shoulders.King David described it in Psalm 6 like being weak, worn out, and faint. He groaned and wept over his many wrongs.
We can understand and empathize! How many and how shameful are our sinful ways! How many are our tears and pains over our sins!
Yet we can also rejoice with David in these words: The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. The merciful and forgiving God that still loved and forgave David despite his many terrible sins loves and forgives our great sins, too.
With the joy of peace and forgiveness and with a newly cleansed heart, we move forward eager to obey the Lord and to fight the good fight of faith against Satan and sin.
Prayer: Lord God, in your mercy you have heard our pleas for forgiveness. In your mercy you gave your Son to pay for our wrongs. Now, in your mercy strengthen us to resist temptation and to live in thanks and love to you. In your gracious name we pray. Amen.
Posted on February 25, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Church, Conscience, Daily Devotions, David, Forgiveness, Guilt, Psalm 6, Psalms, Repent, Repentance, School, Thanks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.