The Joy of Forgiveness

The Joy of Forgiveness

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

David had sinned, and his sins weighed him down. He found himself unable to get relief. He felt as if his strength was gone, and that his “vitality was turned into the drought of summer” (v. 4). He seemed reluctant to talk to God about these sins. But the impact was so great that he had to do something!

Finally, he could not keep silent and turned to God. “I acknowledged my sin to You … and You forgave the guilt of my sin” (v. 5). After he confessed his sins, everything changed. God forgave his sins and freed him from guilt. The heaviness lifted, and his burdens and guilt were replaced with joy and gladness. He realized that he could trust in God to guide him, protect him, deliver him from danger, and make him feel secure.

Many people do not experience these joys and blessings because they refuse to acknowledge and confess their sins. They hide them. Bury them. Ignore them. Then they suffer from worry, guilt, and burdens because they will not seek God’s forgiveness.

Don’t let the burdens of sin and guilt weigh you down. Don’t run away from God, but let Him search your heart. He wants you to be free and experience real joy. But to know this joy and freedom, you must acknowledge your sins and mistakes. And, you must confess them.

Humble yourself before God. Be clean. Freed. Forgiven. Filled with hope and joy!