Psalm 32

Joy, rejoice, forgiven

This Psalm’s theme is Joy,

How to have joy and the effects of no joy.

 
1      Oh, what joy for those

whose disobedience is forgiven,

whose sin is put out of sight!

The effects of forgiveness bring joy

2      Yes, what joy for those

whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt,

whose lives are lived in complete honesty!

When forgiven we are free of guilt brings joy

3      When I refused to confess my sin,

my body wasted away,

and I groaned all day long.

Physical damage of not acknowledging sin.

4      Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.

My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.

 Strength is drained and heaviness of heart when Unforgiven

5      Finally, I confessed all my sins to you

and stopped trying to hide my guilt.

I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”

And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

A decision must be made to stop fighting God

6      Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time,

that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.

Pray!

7      For you are my hiding place;

you protect me from trouble.

You surround me with songs of victory.

 After forgiveness, there is a realization of protection and victory

8      The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.

I will advise you and watch over you.

He also guides, gives advice and watches over us

9      Do not be like a senseless horse or mule

that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.

The reminder to not live as a person needing control

10     Many sorrows come to the wicked,

  but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.

   The difference between trusting and not trusting

11    So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him!

Rejoice
So rejoice in the Lord and be glad

 Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!

Simply You Matter,

Trust and Shout for Joy!

Psalm 20

A prayer of encouragement:

A Psalm to give to someone as a prayer.
 

  1. In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry.
    May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.
  2. May he send you help from his sanctuary
    and strengthen you from Jerusalem.
  3. May he remember all your gifts
    and look favorably on your burnt offerings.
  4. May he grant your heart’s desires
    and make all your plans succeed.
  5. May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory
    and raise a victory banner in the name of our God.                                                       May the Lord answer all your prayers.
  1. Now I know that the Lord rescues his anointed king.
    He will answer him from his holy heaven
    and rescue him by his great power.
  2. Some nations boast of their chariots and horses,                                                             but we boast in the name of the Lord our God.
  3. Those nations will fall down and collapse,
    but we will rise up and stand firm.
  4. Give victory to our king, O Lord!
    Answer our cry for help.

In verses 1-4 it is asking God for the person’s needs to be met.
In verse 5 an anticipation of the victory.
In verse 6 is Faith that God will answer.
You need to know you matter, but you can send this Psalm to someone and let them know they matter.
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