Restoring Joy After Bone-Breaking Sin

by Justin Huffman 

King David committed adultery (and sexual harassment by abusing his power) with the wife of a trusted friend; then tried to cover it up by murdering his friend; and only after being found out did he even confess his sin.

Psalm 51 is his prayer of confession. Many of us would judge David as a false professor, or a complete charlatan, or a perfect example of the hypocrisy of religion – when, in fact, Paul the apostle would centuries later describe him as “a man after [God’s] own heart” (Acts 13:22) in spite of all this.

Perhaps you have made a royal mess of things like King David did — maybe destroying your reputation (at least with family or friends), or privately destroying your fellowship with God and bruising your conscience with bone-crushing force. David’s genuine prayer of confession reminds us that true faith can sometimes falter in jaw-dropping ways, but also returns in sin-confessing, joy-restoring repentance.

Join us for this exposition of Psalm 51, considering what true faith’s confession looks like. You can purchase this message online or call 1-800-473-4BBH to order this single CD.

Scripture:  Psalms 51:1-19