Psalm 51 is one of the most famous of all the Psalms, perhaps because we’re drawn to the emotional rawness and vulnerability that it reflects. According to tradition, David wrote this psalm after Nathan had come to him and convicted him of the sins he had committed against Bathsheba and her husband, but especially against God.
We’ll reflect Sunday morning on what this Psalm teaches us about the ugliness of sin and what it does to us. We’ll think about how David’s response models how we should feel when we rebel against God’s will for us. And we’ll talk about the beauty of a “broken and contrite heart.”
Sometimes our hearts need to be broken, and we need to acknowledge the secret sins of our own hearts. God often waits to bless us with healing and freedom until our hearts are truly convicted.
And then, of course, he showers with his grace.