Honesty brings hope and healing!


What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.” (Psalm 51:3)
In 2 Samuel 11 we read about David’s sin with Bathsheba.
In 2 Samuel 12 we read how God uses the prophet Nathan to rebuke him.
Psalm 51 is the result of David’s exposure and humbling; he comes clean to God.
God is not surprised by our sin, and in reality it is even worse that we recognize.
God does not delight in tormenting us for our failure or crime.
But He does want us to be honest about it.
Denial leads to defeat, honesty brings hope and healing.
Like the addict, we can’t be helped until we admit the full extent of our problem.
David feels the burden of his shame and guilt (and cannot change what happened).
He also feels desperate hope that God can help him deal with it.
As Jesus followers, we are also desperately aware of our sin and shame.
And we desperately cling to Jesus for forgiveness and restoration.
We are not better than others; we should be more honest than others.
Knowing our sin is the first step in our journey towards healing and hope!
Lord, create in me a pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.


  1. He knows.
    Emmanuel. God with us. And because He is with us, He knows our comings and goings. He is my Saviour and I need to talk to Him. My life, my all He knows and I need Him to forgive all. He will if but I serve Him always. I need to walk daily in His SonShine clothed in His armour.

    Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.
    Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
    Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and uphold me with your free Spirit.
    Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.

  2. Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
    David was confronted – so am I from time to time! I’m blessed to have the HS working and reminding me! I need to be totally honest before God and admit my willful and stubborn ways! The above is my prayer that the HS make continue to work in me to be more and more like you Jesus!

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