Joy in Forgiveness

God’s forgiveness has been a blessing above all else in my life. I am so thankful for the forgiveness that the Lord has provided. I did not realize the value of my life until I confessed my sin to Him and, also realized that all of my transgressions were forgiven. Gladness, joy and rejoicing are in His name.

The following Psalm beautifully describes this about the Lord. It was interesting to me that it says do not be as a horse who has to be controlled. Rather, He is looking for our free-will desire to choose Him over anything else. This life is full of distractions. Can we realize His value and choose a life belonging to Him?

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him.
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart! PSALM 32 NKJV

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