You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
David, throughout the Psalms, put great faith in God who was his safe hiding place and his deliverer. God didn’t let David down. He delivered him from his sins. He will also deliver us from our sins and old behaviors.
Each day we face “enemies.” May we, like David, humbly ask God to remove our sins. When we confess our sins to God and to others, we are admitting our weakness and showing a desire to change.
For women on the journey it is difficult to confess that we are sometimes too critical of ourselves and we make mountains out of mole hills. This type of confession can be too much for everyone concerned. Confessing sins doesn’t mean we have to admit to every negative thought we’ve ever had and every wrong act we’ve ever committed. Instead, we need to focus on acts and thoughts that have come from premeditated, hurtful motives.
God’s goal for us is spiritual growth. He wants us to have His peace. He knows that as we humbly confess our sins, the weights will be lifted. We will be surrounded with songs of deliverance.
Thought: I will confess to God today any premeditated, willful sins, I have committed that I have not yet asked Him to forgive me for, also asking Him to keep me from those same sins in the future.