Jesus is the light you need to see through the darkness.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 30:1 - I will exalt You, LORD, for You rescued me.
Read - Psalm 30-32
Psalm 30 - David wrote this Psalm for his son Solomon to use as part of the dedication of the temple. It speaks of God’s rescue of man, his favor on man and God’s great mercy.
Psalm 31 - David is filled with terror and tears due to his many enemies. Yet he entrusts his future to God and simply asks for rescue. God grants him shelter. He still does this today when He gives us salvation through Jesus.
Psalm 32 - Each of us has many opportunities to rejoice in the forgiveness of God. David saw this many times and was faithful to give thanks for this great attribute of God. Forgiveness is granted to the follower of Jesus by grace through faith.
Lord, thank you for your forgiveness, grace and mercy.
Psalm 32:8 speaks of the ‘best pathway for your life’. God has much to say in His Word about the ‘way’ not to go and the ‘way’ to go. For instance, see Proverbs 14:12 and John 14:6.
Psalm 32:9 uses the illustration of a horse with a bit and bridle. To find the way of God is to allow Him to advise you and accept His guidance. Much like a horse, gentle direction is much easier to deal with than the harder consequences of going our own way. Satan’s misleading tactics are designed to deceive us and our direction and push us into a way that seems right to us until we are so far off the right path we aren’t sure how to return. God is faithful to guide us back if we we will simply turn from our way. To turn around is to repent.