Experience the Relief of Forgiveness (Ps 32:1-11)
Do you ever find it difficult to forgive other people, or to forgive yourself for something you have done? The key to forgiveness is knowing how much God has forgiven you. Forgiven people forgive.
As C.S.Lewis pointed out, ‘To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.’ As far as forgiving ourselves is concerned, he wrote, ‘If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him.’
Through Jesus, God has made total forgiveness available to us. In this psalm, we see the huge difference that God’s forgiveness makes.
But I am poor and sorrowful; Let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high. I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bull, Which has horns and hooves. The humble shall see this and be glad; And you who seek God, your hearts shall live. (Psalm 69:29-32 NKJV)
Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them. (Psalms 69:34 NKJV)
Did you know that the Bible is a 'noisy' book. Shout aloud, clap your hands, Jesus cried out, the people groaned aloud, on the day of Pentecost they heard the disciples praising, and so on? You go and do likewise.