Deliverance in the Darkest Times

Last week, I was struck by Psalm 32:1-7, but also verses 10-11. The Lord is very merciful and willing to forgive. “Selah” is likely a musical notation – the Psalms were written to be sung/be accompanied by music.

“How blessed is he whose wrongdoing is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!
How blessed is a person whose guilt the Lord does not take into account,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away
Through my groaning all day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality failed as with the dry heat of summer. Selah
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And I did not hide my guilt;
I said, “I will confess my wrongdoings to the Lord”;
And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah
Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found;
Certainly in a flood of great waters, they will not reach him.
You are my hiding place; You keep me from trouble;
You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah”

The Lord will always protect you and deliver you – even in the midst of difficult and treacherous times.

I was touched by verses 10-11 as well.

“The sorrows of the wicked are many,
But the one who trusts in the Lord, goodness will surround him.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones;
And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.”

Jesus was sacrificed on the cross for our redemption – if we believe in Him as Lord and Savor and trust in Him. Christ will bring us joy in the darkest of times.

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