Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
David was a person that failed the Lord multiple times, like we all do. We’re humans; we’re born in sin. The Bible says that a man that says he is without sin is a liar. We have all fallen short of the glory of God.
Sin is heavy and sometimes it starts to drag us down. We think because it’s not a “big sin” we should be fine. But if we hold even a small pen or book up for a long time, our arms begin to get tired and weary. It's the same way with our spirit. No matter the size or amount of sin we have, it will begin to get heavy. When we confess our sins to God, we become a new creature in Christ. That heavy burden of guilt is lifted. We are born again, a child of God.
Being forgiven from our sin makes us new people. Our families and friends notice the difference! I personally became a happier person to be around. Christ's forgiveness changed my life completely. Of course sin is always around, but we serve a God that will always forgive when we confess and forsake our sin. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Jesus paid the ultimate price for everyone. He casts our sins in the sea and remembers them no more. He truly forgives and forgets.
Student, Southwestern Adventist University, Texas USA