Devotional 4/18

I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins. Isaiah‬ ‭43:25‬

Freedom comes when you accept the fact that God loves you extravagantly.

Creflo Dollar

God chose David because he was a man who went after God’s heart. David had deep reverence for God: but he also failed God, more than once. King David wrote Psalm 32, where he rejoices over being forgiven and released from the sorrow in his heart.

Sorrow:

  • distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.
  • an affliction, a misfortune, or trouble:
  • a cause or occasion of grief, sadness or regret.

David suffered a lot. He was anointed to be king when he was a teenager, but was persecuted by King Saul. Saul was the very person who God destined for him to serve! Imagine running for your life for about 15 years! Then he finally became king, David committed adultery, and impregnated Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife: and set his friend Uriah to be killed at war. I could imagine that David was disappointed with himself, maybe felt like a fraud for betraying his friend and although he was finally king- there was sorrow in his heart. To top it all off, when their first child was born: he died! Imagine David’s heartbreak!

It’s valuable to know that David was a man of great suffering, because he persevered. And it tells us that can also persevere: use past pain and seek God. David was relieved when he received God’s forgiveness, and he was released from the sorrow in his heart.

It is a beautiful acknowledgement to know God can and wants to relieve us from guilt and release us from all sorrow. Will you receive His forgiveness? Will you forgive yourself?

Remember, God cares about our emotional wholeness.

Let’s pray:

Lord Jesus, we thank you for your constant mercy. Thank you for your strength, for giving us joy and hope for the future. We thank you that we have a relationship with you and that your compassion and tender mercies follow us all the days of our lives. Help us all to live in transparent and genuine faith every day of our lives. Let us not be unforgiving towards ourselves or others! In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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33. Christian. Writer, Poet, Dancer, and so much more.