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07 Mar

160307Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
While I kept silence, my body wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not hide my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
Therefore let all who are faithful
offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters
shall not reach them.
You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,
else it will not stay near you.
Many are the torments of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the LORD.
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
(Psalm 32, NRSV)

We can find comfort in knowing our sins are covered by the wonderfulness of the mercy of Jesus!

God will guide us and instruct us. He will teach us and inform us. He will counsel us and watch over us. He will keep His eye on us. And we will be the apple of His eye. I know it doesn’t say that in this psalm, but that is what will happen. As God’s gaze is fixed upon us, we will be the apple of His eye, reflected in His gaze.

God loves us enough to cover our sin and bring us back to Him. To help us and guide us. To walk with us and lead us down the right pathways.

We can be glad in the Lord for all He has done, is doing and will do for us!

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