Salvation Restored - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Salvation Restored

July 29, 2020

Read Psalm 51:1-3

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.


How do you handle your sin?

Sin. Some of us claim we don’t do it. Some of us don’t believe there is sin. Some of us sit around and wallow in sorrow over the sins we’ve committed. But how should we really handle the sin in our lives? I encourage you to read all of David’s Psalm 51 because it shows us just what we should do when we sin.

First, we have to be aware of our sins and confess them to God. In verse 3, David says, “For I know my transgressions and my sin is always before me.” He knows what he has done, and he calls it sin. David says, “Surely I was sinful at birth” (v.5). We were all born into sin. So we can’t say there is no such thing or that we haven’t done it. In Adam, we are all sinners. But in Christ, we are all forgiven and redeemed.

Second, our sin should break our hearts. We should feel sorry for our sins. In verse 17, David says, “A broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” If we understand the impact of our sin, it should break our hearts. But we should not just sit around and wallow in that heartbreak. Our broken hearts should drive us straight to God because He will not reject our pleas for mercy if we have the right attitude in our hearts.

Third, we have to turn back to God and seek His mercy. If you are wallowing in sorrow, you need to hear this. There is no sin that you can commit that is unforgivable unless you refuse to turn to God. Notice what David did. He pleaded for God to have mercy on him. He appealed to God’s steadfast love. Verses 1-2 says, “according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity...” His love is unfailing, and His compassion is great. Turn to Him.

Finally, turning away from our sins and back to God should bring us joy. Verse 8 says, “Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.” Our sin may feel crushing, but our deliverance should bring us joy! 

Do you want the joy of your salvation restored? Confess, repent, and let God handle your sin.


Lord, you are a God of compassion and mercy. Thank you for your steadfast love and Your promise of forgiveness for those who turn to You. Amen.    

If you found value in this post, please share your comments, questions, and prayers with us! Or share this post with your friends and family, here is the link:

  • Follow & Post
  • Post as Guest
  • Login
2 years ago
As a Christ follower, we have mercy from God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy.
2 years ago
I noticed that David didn't have the Godhead living in him by the pleading for his sin to be forgiven. In the New Covn't by faith in God's Grace as Jesus was crucified so was I made dead to sin and alive to God ,, a new creation with all the forgiveness and love poured into our new heart (ezk.36:26) a new Spirit , the old man has died ,now I have the new birth who's sin is remember no more by God , Big difference between ole Covn't and New Covn't. Jesus died once for all to sin then we died with Jesus to our old sinful nature , 1cor 10 , Rom's 6 , HEB 6 and 8 ..amen
2 replies
2 years ago
How long must one sin in new covn't and to practice piety, holiness is it taken for granted ? Good questions about this New Covn't. I found that sin doesn't disappear but I will sin less with the help of Holy Spirit in my mind , the renewal of the mind. As I stated earlier, when we died to sin with Christ on the cross the old man , old law of sin and death was deaden and a new Righteousness of Jesus became my operating system ..So why do I still sin and how long will this happen ? I sin because of the flesh and not the body type flesh but all the ways of living in a old Adamic natural ever since birth thru being saved , old mind sets , old stinking thinking along with the fallen feelings from the past conditioning of self to Adam fallen natural. One important truth is to remember new birth made me justified,sanctified and forgiven once for all times So this new heart surgery was done thus new birth , invisible type surgery.On this new heart was written the law of love , love God ,love others and love self (new self) also this command is written in my mind and I become less inclinded to want to sin and even when I do sin ,I am forgiven . Not to walk around cocky, arrogant about this but every blessing was given to us in the very beginning , this spiritual surgery is fixed into our new being ,creation .The sin I do will cause me to be a miserable christian when I continue to sin. Ok I don't want to get to complicated here because this took me awhile to catch hold of and mostly do to poor teaching of the Bible by well meaning people Sos as Paul has said there is a battle so to speak between the old flesh and the New Spirit , Holy Spirit which causes us to be less sinful and we start to change our thoughts and actions until we die physically , alot of this change is like a small baby starts to change from being carried to crawling and then slow walking , that is one way I view this process. So don't beat yourselves up , I and you have this permanent eternal life with in us that nothing ,nobody can ever destroy even when we die .Everything we need for eternal life is in us . I will stop there and see if this comment is to confusing before getting into a rant amen
2 years ago
But for how long continue to sin in the new cov'nt? It means in the new birth one needs to practise holiness and piety, which often most people take for granted.
2 years ago
Thank u jesus for everything u have did for us
2 years ago
Thank you Father! I’m forever grateful to you ! Thank You Jesus for the cross ! You covered my sin ls in your Blood ! Why I keep asking ! Because your love for your father and your loss sheep ! You are the great shepherd,,Lord of Lords , King of Kings ! My God my savior! Amen ✝️🙏🇺🇸
2 years ago
One of my favorite devotions. Beautifuly written.
Load more comments