A Few Simple and Powerful Words

Psalm 41 is a psalm that talks about the godly taking care of the poor and God judging David’s enemies. I struggled a little bit with what to what about here and then settled on the simplicity of verse 4: I said, “Lord, be merciful to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”  This sentence is so simple and yet so powerful. So much success in our lives can be achieved by simply following these two phrases, “Lord, be merciful to me…heal my soul for I have sinned against You.” We often find ourselves in a bad place, not always but most often of our own doing. How do we respond when we realize the place we are at? Sometimes we seek to justify it. Sometimes we seek to avoid it. Sometimes we seek to blame others. But what David writes here is a very simple process that leads to success.

First, beg for God’s mercy. You don’t deserve it. You didn’t earn it…never will. But you can ask for it. God isn’t looking for us to prove that we are worthy of mercy. He desires to give it to us. We just need to ask. God and only God can heal our soul but that healing NEVER comes unless we admit our need. Unless we admit that we have sinned against God we cannot experience His healing. Perhaps today a few brief words can change your life or perhaps they can be shared with someone else who needs to hear them and act on them.


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