Psalm 40:11-12 ” Do not withhold Your mercy from me, O Lord; may Your love and Your truth always protect me. For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.”

Nothing has changed from the time that David wrote this Psalm to today. Our source of trouble, disaster, and harm continues to be both internally and eternally caused. Our personal sinfulness and the consequences of it constantly overwhelm us…with guilt and shame piling on like a burden too heavy to bear. (Psalm 65:3) On top of that, we live in a very broken world filled with every kind of evil bombarding us daily. But just like David, we must acknowledge our transgressions, turn from our sins, and put our hope in the Lord. This eternal hope is summed up in Psalm 73:26,28 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge.”

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