Psalm 32:5 | World Challenge

Psalm 32:5

September 3, 2019

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.


Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

The longer I walk with Jesus, the more I am convinced repentance is not just for sinners, but also for believers. It is not simply a one-time thing, but something God's people are called to do until Jesus returns.

And I hope to show you that every Christian who maintains a repentant attitude brings upon his life God's special attention. Indeed, repentance opens up something to us that nothing else can. If we walk before the Lord with a repentant heart, we will be inundated with incredible blessings!

The number-one characteristic of a repentant heart—its absolute foundation—is a readiness to acknowledge guilt! It is a willingness to accept blame for wrongdoing—to say, "I am the one, Lord. I have sinned!"

You see, if there is no admitting to sin, there can be no repentance:

"For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted” (2 Corinthians 7:10).

If you're not willing to acknowledge you're wrong, you're saying you don't need to repent. You see yourself as having done no wrong in the sight of God.

I ask you: Do you have a repentant heart? Do you want one? Fall on your knees today and cry out in confession - for yourself, your family, your loved ones, your church. You will receive an incredible revelation of the Lord. You'll begin to speak from pure lips. You'll no longer live in fear of any kind. And you will know peace and strength from God's mighty hand.