November 12th, 2016
Psalm 51:1-4, 10-19
Consider the words of King David as he asked God to cleanse him from his unrighteousness after he had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Allow Psalm 51 to wash over you in complete surrender to the God who heals and makes us whole again. “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions” (v. 1).
Perhaps God is doing mighty things in and through your life, but you need Him today to remind you that you have been forgiven and He has washed you clean.
Oh God of compassion, have mercy on me, a sinner. Blot out the stain of my sin, and wash me clean from my guilt. Renew a new spirit within me and restore me to the joy of your salvation. Give me a new heart, a clean heart, to replace this heart of rebellion. Remove the scars my sin has left behind and heal my brokenness. Fill me with your Holy Spirit as evidence of your unfailing love. Lord, I long to be in your holy presence. Amen.
Author: Scott & Sherry Sherwood