Bible Study & Devotional Day 52
Guiding Scripture: Psalm 38:1-22
Psalm 38 is one of seven penitential psalms (Psalm 6; 32;38;51;102;130; and 143). These confessions by the author acknowledge his trespass before the Lord -as repentant sinners can pray these psalms and recognize our need for God’s forgiveness and favor.
In Psalm 38, King David is suffering physically and emotionally. He feels alienated because of his foolishness (rebellion). Proverbs 10:9 “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”
Even though King David begs God to hurry, he will wait on the Lord. Guilt, shame, and isolation when one needs comfort and healing can be unbearable. In these instances, we can cry out to God even louder because He is faithful and restores His children.
We are fallible human beings and often miss the mark, falling short of God’s glory. As you read Psalm 38:1-22, confess your sins and ask God for renewal.
Prayer: Lord, I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin. Lord, I wait for you, you will answer, Lord my God. (Psalm 38:18,15)
This devotional was submitted by Torrie Slaughter, the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Leviticus 11:1-12:8, Mark 5:21-43, Psalm 38:1-22, Proverbs 10:8-9