Daily Devotional by Pam Ford Davis

Confession Led to Praise!

Life has its ups and downs; mountain tops and valleys.

Christians may at times feel they lose the joy of their salvation.

“Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Then will I teach transgressors *thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee (Psalm 51:9-13 KJV).” {*emphasis mine}

Facts check; note that salvation is the Lord’s.

King David was guilty of grievous sins. He committed adultery with another man’s wife; a child was conceived through that union with Bathsheba. In David’s effort to cover up his transgression, he arranged for the death of Bathsheba’s husband. The King of Israel had lost the joy of salvation. He knew that the Lord is the source of all joy. Humbled, David mourned over his sins.

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up (James 4:8-10 KJV).”

Confession led to praise!

“O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise (Psalm 51:15 KJV).”

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