What David Said: Bigger Than Your Sin

“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.” (Psalm 51:7-9)

When you’ve done your worst. When you’ve been caught red-handed. When everyone seems to know just by looking at you how ugly your soul can be. When you’re drowning in the consequences of your own foolish, selfish choices.

whatdavid_350In that moment, you might feel beyond fixing. Some people vow in that moment to abandon God forever. He could not love them again. He could not forgive that. They are broken. Ruined. Too far gone to ever come back.

David, though, realized that was a lie. His God was bigger than his sin. Your God is bigger than your sin, even if your sin is huge. David believed and so he asked: “Clean me. Make it possible for me to be happy again. Take all my ugly sins and delete them completely from your hard drive.” God can do that.

Think: Have you ever felt it wasn’t even worth the effort to get right with God because your sin was so major? Do you see how that treats God as if He is smaller than your capacity to do wrong?

Pray: Ask God to help you to believe that His forgiveness and grace is greater than your sin. As one forgiven by the blood of Jesus, ask God to help you to hear joy and gladness today.

Do: Make a quick list of the sins that God cannot or will not forgive because they’re just too evil.