Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bread for the Journey

Create in my a clean heart, O God, 
and renew a right spirit within me. 
Cast me not away from your presence, 
and take not your Holy Spirit from me. 
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, 
and uphold me with a willing spirit. 
Psalm 51:10-12 [ESV]

When you read Psalm 51 in its entirety you realize the chaos of David's life and how utterly repentive he is for all his transgressions.  He begs God to create a newness in him, to restore his joy and to uphold him with a willing spirit to live within God's will.
We are really no different than David. No matter of the situation we find our lives in, we can always come to God and ask for a clean heart, a new attitude, and to have our joy restored. He asks for no other sacrifice than that of a our contrite heart and broken spirit.
Thank you Lord for your gracious mercy towards us. May we be willing to give over our lives to you to create a clean heart in us and restore our joy through your Holy Spirit. 

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful Charlotte! One of my favourite Psalms and I love the song with these words as well. God bless you and yours.