psalm 32…

FORGIVEN!!!  David shows us that the happiness of man consists only  in the FREE forgiveness of sins, for nothing can be more terrible than to have God for our enemy.

Psalm 32:1-7

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,

Whose sin is covered!

How blesses is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,

And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away

Through my groaning all day long.

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;

My vitality was drained away as with the fever het of summer.

I acknowledged my sin to You,

And my iniquity I did not hide;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;

And You forgave the guilt of my sin.

Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time

when You may be found;

Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.

You are my hiding place’  You preserve me from trouble;

You surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Joel 2:32 says , “And it shall come to pass that whosever call upon the name of Jehovah shall be delivered”.  God delivered David from his sins!  He reached the point where pain ended and joy began!  His “hiding place” in verse seven is one of comfort and security and it can only be found in the Lord.

Peace…comfort…deliverance…I want it all…

the hiding place…

This goes along with the last post.  It’s from Greg Laurie.

Your Hiding Place

You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
— Psalm 32:7

When you were a child, did you have a hiding place you would run to when you were afraid or wanted to be alone?

God wants to be your hiding place. And the good news is that you can retreat to this hiding place wherever you are. When you have a conflict at work and don’t know what to say or how to deal with it, you can retreat into the secret place of the Most High as you are living in fellowship and communion with God. When you are tied up in bumper-to-bumper traffic, you can abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Have you ever tried to walk in someone’s shadow? It can be done, but you really have to stay close. That is the picture given in Psalm 91:1, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” God says, “I want you to dwell in Me. I want to be your hiding place. I want you to be so close that you are actually in My very shadow.”

This gives you courage to face life. The Old Testament tells the story of Elijah, who boldly stormed into the court of Ahab, the most wicked king that Israel had ever known. With incredible courage and boldness, he delivered bad news to Ahab and turned and walked out. Though he was in the court of a powerful monarch, Elijah recognized he was also in the presence of an even more powerful Monarch. He was dwelling in the secret place of the Most High.

If you kneel before God, you can stand before any man. Are you walking in fellowship with Him?