May 10, 2021

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

For your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great. (Psalm 25:1-11)

As we read (Psalm 25:1-11), we see David (the author) struggling with great fear. He had no peace in his life. David also struggled with being alone. If that were not enough to cause a few sleepless nights, he also struggled with the guilt resulting from the poor choices he had made. Put that all together, and you have one confused person, a person who might sound and feel like the one you saw in the mirror this morning. We have all been there.

Jesus came to walk us through our fears, loneliness, guilt, and hopelessness, and He is not caught off guard by emotions. In (Psalm 25:1-11) David encourages us to bring all our concerns, not hiding anything, unloading all our burdens, and leaving them at the foot of Jesus’ cross, as He has a cure for all that weighs us down. David also teaches that when we bring all our frustrations, fears, and faults in humility and fear of our Lord, He is faithful and just to forgive us and give us a clear path of correction, restoration, healing, and peace.

Friends, can we try David’s teaching of (Psalm 25:1-11) in our lives today? We can start by admitting our sins, then humbling ourselves before our Lord Jesus Christ. Would you pray with me:

Father, my heart is heavy right now, but I trust You with it. I do not have a lot to offer right now, but Lord, I give You my whole heart, and I no longer want to lean on my own knowledge and understanding because this is what has caused me to feel burdened. I know that in all things, You work for the good of those who love You, who have been called according to Your purpose. Thank You, Lord, Amen.

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><

 

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