David made a tremendous observation in Psalm 32 about sin in the life of a person. First he noted that the happy state of spiritual contentment (Blessed) can only come when a person comes to grips with God about their sin (Psa 32:1-2) Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

            Secondly, he shows that HIDING our sin by pretending it did not happen will result in intense guilt and anxiety- (Psa 32:3-4) When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer.

            Thirdly, he proclaims that the right thing, and the best thing, is to acknowledge our sin- (Psa 32:5) I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.

            Once David was willing to deal with his sin on a sincere level several things happened- 1) God began to answer his prayers again and 2) he once more enjoyed divine protection from the storms of life- (Psa 32:6) For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

            And, Most Wonderfully, breaking the sin barrier allowed David and God to return to that special relationship they had before: Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah (Psalms 32:7).             What are you trying to do with YOUR sin? Remember this, Sin will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you plan to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay! The answer to your sin problem is simple- (1 John 1:9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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