“I Will Declare My Iniquity” #743

17  For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me. 18  For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin. (Psalm 38:17–18, NKJV)

The sweet psalmist was broken in body and spirit because of his sins (Psa. 38:3, 9-10). His sorrow was deep as he contemplated the damage sin had done. His family was estranged; his enemies were emboldened. Worst of all, God’s wrath was upon him. With a repentant heart he confesses his sins and the anguish they have caused. God alone was his source of hope and relief. You see, sin is viewed far too lightly by far too many. It ravages the soul, destroying lives now and eternally. Yet, in God there is hope. We must take sin seriously. If you are struggling with sin, turn back to God with a heart full of sorrow and repentance. He is your salvation. “Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!” (Psa. 38:21-22)