Psalms: The verse I turn to whenever I drifted away from GOD.

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Psalms 51 has been a verse I turn to whenever I feel I felt far from God’s presence. When have I drifted away from His glory, I reread the chapter and meditate upon it. 

  1.  Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
  2.  Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
  3.  For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
  4. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
  5.  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
  6.  Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
  7.  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
  8.  Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
  9.  Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
  10.  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
  11.  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
  12.  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
  13.  Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
  14.  Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
  15.  O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
  16.  For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
  17.  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
  18.  Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
  19.  Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Until next time be true to yourself.

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