Psalm 32:10 tells us the straightforward, unvarnished truth:
Many are the sorrows of the wicked.
When we fail to listen to our Creator, life doesn’t get better. Sin blurs our vision and confuses our purpose. Sin complicates relationships and strains our joy. Sin robs us of peace and destroys our hope. Sin lies to us, promising satisfaction, leaving us with sorrow and bitter consequences.
But notice what David, the author of Psalm 32, tells us from his own experience about what happened when he was honest with God:
I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. (32:5)
What incredibly good news! Just listen to the hope and confidence David experienced when he knew he had been reconciled to his Creator:
Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD. (32:10)
Not one of us deserves an audience with the Almighty today, but through Jesus, “we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Rom 5:2). Let’s use that good news as fuel for worship. As we sing, pray, proclaim, and hear together, the steadfast love of the LORD surrounds us.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! (32:11)
Be honest with him today. Follow his lead. Allow him to forgive the iniquity of your sin. Give all you have to give. Trust him with all your heart.
Your greatest sorrows are not deeper than his steadfast love.