Come Clean

If you are wondering how to talk to God when you fail, if you want to know what true humility and surrender look like, and if you want to move from guilty to forgiven to renewal, then read Psalm 51.

As one of seven penitential psalms (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143), Psalm 51 demonstrates the essence of true penitence.  Here David pours out his heart to God in honesty and earnestness.  Conscious of his sin, he shows us the way to forgiveness and true communion with God.  His prayer is direct and straightforward.  His conversation with God is a picture of intense humility and deep trust.  David looks for and finds the transformation that he needs and wants.

The insecure soul will have a hard time telling others about God.  The soul that has been healed will have a hard time being quiet.