God Gives Us Joy When We Seek Him

Second in the series “A Lyrical Change of Direction”

Psalm 32:1-11

Main Point:  A joyful and growing relationship with God is based on honest prayers of confession.

  1. The wise desire to have a joyful relationship with God [1-2, 10-11]
    1. Being honest about your brokenness is the only way to experience healing
    2. Romans 4:6
  2. The foolish are sabotaged in this by the infection of sin [3-4, 8-9]
    1. Sin is naturally isolating
      1. Proverbs 28:13
  3. The humble receive forgiveness from God through faith [5-7]
    1. When we stop hiding our sin from God, He becomes our safe hiding place.
    2. We need to confess 3 things:  sin, iniquity, and transgression
      1. sin:  falling short, messing up
      2. iniquity:  misdeeds, perversity, twistedness
      3. transgression:  premeditated evil
    3. 1 John 1:8-10