Psalm 51: Confession of Rage

Author: Aurora ScriverPosted on: January 28, 2020

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Psalm 51: Confession of Rage

Have mercy on me, O God. For I have sinned against You. Will you rip up the rage Within my heart of dirt, And plant in its place love, The nutrient of ruined earth? Against You, against Your image-bearers, I have injected venom, Poisoning another’s heart-soil In casting seeds of seething words, Reaping anything but Your tRuth Purge me of rage, Clean me with forgiveness, Clothe me in Your love. Don’t leave me an orphan, Naked with sin festering in my blood. For only when the poison, a trail of infectious rage, Is replaced by the cleansing antidote of love Can I proclaim Your truth, Scattering seeds of Your life-giving words. • Aurora Scriver • Why is it important to confess our sins to God? • Why do you think Jesus wants us to be honest with Him about our hurts and struggles? • What sin or struggle are you wrestling with? Have you been honest with Jesus about your sins and shortcomings? My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. 1 John 2:1 (NLT)

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Psalm 51