Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. Psalm 51:7-8
King David felt the weight of his own sin and understood the path of repentance would open the door for God’s forgiveness.
Bones are the strength and framework of the body. At times God must figuratively or literally crush our bones in order to lead us from the path of sin.
This is my testimony – following a misguided search for love and acceptance, I found myself immersed in a biker gang. I was miserable and wanted to escape, but I was trapped. God in His mercy allowed me to become a victim in a biker gang war and made a way of escape for me.
The bullets from M16 rifles inflicted much pain and suffering. The bones in my arm and leg were crushed. At first, I thought God was punishing me. In the long months in the hospital, my heart began to soften.
Like King David, I cried out to the Lord, Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
Receiving the inward assurance of God’s forgiveness caused my bones to rejoice. I now dance with joy and gladness on weakened legs because my salvation has been restored.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise. Psalm 51:17
Thank you, Lord, for your forgiveness of sin and your restoration out of brokenness.
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