I said, “Have mercy, on me, Lord; heal me, for I have sinned against you.” Psalm 41:4
David didn’t allow his sin to keep him from seeking God. Instead, he approached God with his sin. He asked God to heal his brokenness with mercy. David’s sin was a consistent barrier to receiving God’s mercy.
Sin can keep us from humbling ourselves in order to keep from seeking God. Many of us are embarrassed and often allow pride to keep us away from God when we sin. We allow the shame of sin to blind us from the healing power of God. We may even deny sin in our lives and blame others for our actions.
But healing comes when we admit we have fallen. Sin left unattended can grow into an addiction. David knew his help came from the Lord and begged for mercy. The question then is where will we go with the sin in our lives? We can all benefit from God’s daily mercy. Will we admit the need for God to step in our lives and take away our sin?
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentation 3:23-24
Today in the Workplace
Will you call out today for help?