Are You Blessed?

How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, whose sin is pardoned!

How blessed is the one whose wrongdoing the Lord does not punish, in whose spirit there is no deceit.

When I refused to confess my sin, my whole body wasted away, while I groaned in pain all day long. For day and night you tormented me; you tried to destroy me in the intense heat of summer.

Then I confessed my sin; I no longer covered up my wrongdoing. I said, “I will confess my rebellious acts to the Lord.” And then you forgave my sins.

For this reason every one of your faithful followers should pray to you while there is a window of opportunity. Certainly when the surging water rises, it will not reach them.

You are my hiding place; you protect me from distress. You surround me with shouts of joy from those celebrating deliverance.

I will instruct and teach you about how you should live. I will advise you as I look you in the eye. Do not be like an unintelligent horse or mule, which will not obey you unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit.

An evil person suffers much pain, but the Lord’s faithfulness overwhelms the one who trusts in him.

Rejoice in the Lord and be happy, you who are godly! Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright!

  • Psalm 32 (NET)

3 thoughts on “Are You Blessed?

  1. I read your posts on SI. I like your zeal and your thought process as one who was saved as an adult and came to your knowlege through study, etc, rather than someone who just beleives what they’ve been told since childhood. ( although I realize the value of teaching children, there comes a time when we should all think for ourselves.) In some ways I was sorry to see you weren’t a pastor in IL anymore, however, you are probably very good at your current job. I wish you the be best and pray that you will be a light to all the people that God sends your way.

    1. Thanks for your kind words. I shall be going back into the Navy as a Chaplain in late 2018, or perhaps early 2019 (Lord willing!). So, I shall be returning to ministry . . . just not traditional Pastoral ministry. Take care!

      1. I look at it as we are all in the ministry, 24/7, regardless of how we earn our money. It is easy to forget that. Good for you that you will be a Navy chaplain. More are needed like you. We had a friend who was a career Navy chaplain, more our age, 60ish, Tim Overturf. No doubt long retired, but a fine person and would believe in most ways what you and I believe. Blessings!

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