Psalms 51 1:2 “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to they lovingkindness: according to the multitude of they tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.”
It is important to have healing of the body when it is harmed, diseased, or injured. So, it is vital to have an internal check-up of the condition of our soul. What is affecting it or what is the ailment you are facing right now? You may not be able to articulate it, but you are not yourself. You may be even in denial. The joy and peace you may have felt before is lingering elsewhere but not with you. Or you feel it comes and goes but something is missing.
An evaluation of where you at emotionally will provide you a check-up to become emotionally healthy. Please consider these steps for you to do so you can be able to head to internal healing. Be open-hearted and receptive to hearing from God. Transparency is key to have a visible transformation in you.
First, take a halt in your busy schedule. Go to a quiet place to shut all the noise clutter and distractions. Take with you a journal and pen in hand to put down what you are feeling and sensing as you look deep within yourself.
In verse 1- David begins his prayer by recognizing that God was loving and had mercy. He was not just saying it to say it. He tangibly experienced it in his life repeatedly in various incidents. God delivered him and forgave him when he was unfaithful and disobedient. He had a personal understanding of who God was in his life.
This is important for us to start our prayer with that understanding as well. Who is God to you? What has he been in your life? Recognizing and praising him for it, allows for your heart to be receptive to what He wants to say to you.
In verse 2- Acknowledge that he has sinned against God. He does not blame anyone else nor God for his condition. He has missed the mark and does not hide the fact he is the only one to be blamed for it. He also knew that the only way he can rid of his condition was to be washed and cleansed by God. He gave permission to God to do the process.
The same is true for the healing to occur in you. Recognize the sin that separates you from God. Confess it and ask for Him to come and do what needs to be done inside of you.
He will reveal those hidden or unknown areas that need to be exposed to bring about inner change. Are you ready for it? What do you see, hear, and feel? Write it down. Take a deep breath. Release the emotions you have bottled for so long. Scream if you must. Bring out the tears, anger, sadness, frustrations from your heart and mind.
Psalms 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
As you are releasing it, He is cleaning the inside of you and liberating it to be able to bring you peace, love, joy, and forgiveness. Your heart and your spirit will be radically renewed because of your willingness to change your situation. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Let the choice begin today.
Peace, Love, and Joy!