Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. – Psalm 32:1-2
There is one thing that we all have in common; we’re guilty people. We are each responsible for our wrong thoughts, lies, and harmful actions. Not only do we feel the guilt of our wrong action, but we feel the guilt of absence of good actions. That time we didn’t help a friend in need. That time we didn’t speak up for the oppressed. That moment we didn’t give to the poor. We are all aware of how guilty we stand before a pure and holy God.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, – Romans 3:23
David, is known as the man after God’s own heart. Nonetheless, like us, he sinned. David recognised the weight of his guilt. He wrote:
When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night, your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Psalm 32:3-4
Guilt is one of the common diseases among people today. Psychiatrists and doctors say that unresolved guilt is the number one cause of mental illness and suicide. If we don’t deal with our guilt, it will deal with us. David knew what he had to do!
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. – Psalm 32:5
God promises to forgive our sins when we confess them Him and repent. The problem for us is that we often enjoy the sin too much to confess it and repent of it. Thank God for those moments when you can’t live with that sin anymore, and it causes you pain. That is God reminding you that there is deliverance in Jesus.
God wants to forgive us. He doesn’t want us to walk around under the guilt of sin and failed righteousness. In Christ, there is freedom and the power to live life more abundantly. In Christ, God sees us as righteous and acceptable in His sight. Therefore let us be quick to repent, and enjoy the forgiveness that Christ has earned on our behalf.