Psalm 51:1 Devotional On The Cry of the Heart for Forgiveness

Daily Scripture Reading: Psalm 51:1 KJV

Psalms 51:1 KJV
(1)  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Today’s Devotional Is The Cry of the Heart for Forgiveness

The Cry of the Heart for Forgiveness is a devotional reflection that has been recited by countless penitent souls throughout history. Even St. Augustine, on his deathbed, had the first verse displayed on the wall of his cell as a reminder of his need for forgiveness.

In Psalm 51:1, the Psalmist appeals to God’s mercy and asks for his transgressions to be blotted out. He also requests that his iniquities be washed away and that all traces of his past sins be forgiven and cleansed away. Similarly, in Isaiah 44:22, God promises to blot out the sins of those who return to Him.

These pleas for forgiveness are answered through the sacrifice of Christ. The Blood of Christ purges us from our sins, making us white as snow. Those who repent and draw near to God will hear the words of the Father, “I even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for My own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”

When we offer a broken and contrite heart, we give God the most precious of gifts. The fragrance of a broken box of alabaster fills Heaven and earth to this day! Let us not doubt that God forgives even the worst of sinners who come to Him in repentance. May we, who are burdened by our sins, find joy in the Lord’s forgiveness.

Prayer for Today

Let us pray, asking for God’s forgiveness and the joy that comes with it. May we all draw near to Him with a penitent heart, confident that He will forgive us to the uttermost. AMEN.