Are You Tired?

For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as the heat of summer.
— Ps. 32:4

David continued denying his sin even when He felt the leading of God. Its one thing to experience the slightest conviction but another for it to feel like God’s hand is upon us. David now was living with the constant reminder of sin because of the hand of God in his life. Even though David may have tried to forget about his sin, God was bringing it before him and longing for him to confess.

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The prodding of our conscience could be one of the greatest gifts God gives us. If He had left us alone in our sin, would we ever confess? There is no escape from our sin unless we try to numb, deny, justify or blame it on someone else and even then, it still lives in the heart. There comes a point in our sin, that if we follow this pattern long enough, our conscience can become parched. We can harden our heart to the point that we push the guilt and shame to the farthest places of our mind.

When this happens, the passion for life is absorbed. Life becomes meaningless and dry just like the drought of summer when life becomes wilted, and the ground becomes cracked. It is difficult to find life growing in the desert, and unconfessed sin is the poison we drink that dries up the strength and vitality to a full life. Again, we may try to deny its existence, but it will only lead us further into a despairing state. The gift God gives us is forgiveness and repentance.

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins He is faithful and just and will forgive us of our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Is your strength being zapped? Could you have unconfessed sin taking its toll on you?