Blessed Are the Forgiven
A Maskil of David.
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
For when I kept silent, my bones 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. Selah
I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
Therefore let everyone who is godly
offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
surely in the rush of great waters,
they shall not reach him.
You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.
Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
O Lord, I am grateful, grateful because you have blessed me in spite of all my iniquities.
Thank you, because you have forgiven my transgression;
because my sin has been covered with your blood.
Thank you, because of Jesus’ sacrifice you don’t see my sin but Him, who is my Redeemer.
Thank you, because you don’t count up my iniquity, but count me righteouss through the blood of Jesus.
Don’t let me walk in deceit.
Draw me to you when I sin.
Give me a contrite heart,
a humble spirit willing to ask forgiveness.
Don’t let my heart be hardened, O Lord.
Don’t let my body grow weary,
let my find, at the foot of the cross,
forgiveness and hope.
Father, that I may come to you in prayer,
in prayer day and night.
That I may find you,
that I may find in You alone my hiding place,
my strong tower.
O Lord, preserve me,
and help me to obey,
to follow your voice today.
I am glad in you today, O Father!
You are my joy.
You are my song,
You alone are my God,
and in You alone my soul
I am forever grateful for the song of deliverance which you have put in my mouth!
>Welcome home. Your photos made me long for home as I grew up, went to university and worked in ministry there. Oh, spring in Vancouver. It makes me long all the more for my true home – daily on our way there! Blessings to you Becky. Great job with all your work last month!
>What a wonderful way to come back. What a blessing to have our sins forgiven. Let me constantly be amazed by his grace
>She's back! And I can't think of a better entrance to make than one with the Psalms! Beautiful, as always! Welcome back! You were missed!
>Oh, I'm so thankful to have read this post today. Thank you for reminding me of the greatest thing to be thankful for…and to remember that even when it feels I have nothing to be thankful for (a lie from satan!), I have this great & wonderful thing. Why should I need anything else?Glad you made it home safely!
>Welcome home Becky, it's great to have you back :)Especially to read a post like this. What blessing it is to know the forgiveness of sins, to really know it, not just in your head, but in your heart too. What blessing, what grace, what comfort, to have this Hiding Place in Him!
>Becky,Glad you all had a wonderful time up north and that your little one enjoyed the time. Thanks for sharing this Psalm. It is beautiful and true. His grace is, indeed, overwhelming.What a great truth to start a fresh new week.Blessings,Jo