Psalm 51:16-17 NIV
[16] You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. [17] My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

Good Morning:

Psalm 51 in its entirety is one to refer back to whenever you are feeling adrift. David, like all of us, was a sinful man. He knew he could not bear the pressures of sin that weighed heavy upon him. This beautiful Psalm shares his agony that he faced and the longing for restoration from God.

As a Christian, all of us, as David did, will feel that we have sin weighing heavy on us. We get to a place where we can’t take it any more and just ask God to break us and restore us unto Him.

Our Heavenly Father is faithful and just to forgive us when we truly come to Him with a repentant heart. His mercy is so great toward us. He knows the stuff we are made of (dust) and that we have a sinful nature. He knows our frame and yet has great pity upon us and extends His grace.

When we truly come before Him with a repentant heart, he will remove our transgressions as high as the heavens are above the earth and as far as the east is from the west.

Psalm 51:9-13 NIV
[9] Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. [10] Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. [11] Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. [12] Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. [13] Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.

1 John 1:9 NIV
[9] If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 Peter 1:3-4 NIV
[3] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [4] and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,

Psalm 103:11-14 NKJV
[11] For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; [12] As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. [13] As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him. [14] For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

So what does God want from me? He wants a spirit that is broken for Him and a heart that is broken, contrite and remorseful. These He will not despise, but will bring them close to Himself under His wings of shelter and protection.

Psalm 61:3-4 NKJV
[3] For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. [4] I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

I love you and am praying for you today!

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