Today’s psalm comes as a joyful release for David, a prayerful commentary after the episodes in yesterday’s reading.
Verse 3 expresses the freeing power of confessed sin. Is there some sin that you are allowing guilt or shame to prevent you from confessing? Find out what it is, and confess it to God and to a person that you trust. In so doing, the place within ceases to be a dungeon where you are held hostage by guilt or shame; instead you are transported into God’s secret hiding place within God’s own heart. Confession will shift you from the self-absorption of guilt and shame, into a divine awareness of God’s enduring and unconditional love.
Ask God to enable you to discern the moods that have been affecting you at this time in your life—even right now as you begin to pray. Be careful of getting stuck and stubborn by sulking. This psalm will inspire you to let go of all that garbage!
What are these?
Holding nothing back from Thee v. 5
Thou, a hiding place for me v. 7
Thy eyes always upon me v. 8
Thy steadfast love surrounding v. 10
This is the eleventh of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms,
one each week over the three-year cycle.
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