Psalms: Nourishment for the Soul (part eight)
It has been said that confession is good for the soul. But it is not merely therapeutic; it is God’s prerequisite for forgiveness. In Psalm 32, David demonstrates a clear understanding of man as sinful and in need of forgiveness. He also shows remarkable insight into a holy God who delights in forgiving. The bridge David describes between our sin and God’s forgiveness is known as confession. We experience the crushing force of conviction when we stubbornly refuse to acknowledge our rebellion to God. But when we confess our sins to Him we experience the joy of forgiveness and restoration that follows.