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Soul Healing

"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions" (Ps. 51:1).

It is certainly amazing to me to see how far medicine has progressed in my lifetime. There are still a few conditions out there that are to be advanced upon, but the things that we can be healed from and the ways we can be fixed up are staggering. In the fifty first Psalm, King David finds himself in the need of a healing. He doesn't have a broken bone or a disease, but rather some terrible sins weighing on his soul. This Psalm was written after the prophet Nathan came to him knowing that he had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Even if David had lived in 2011, this malady could not be healed by the greatest of medical personal. David needed to be healed, but it was not his body, but rather his soul. In the first two verses, David realizes his desperation. Notice the piling on of synonyms: mercy, unfailing love, great compassion; blot out, wash, cleanse; transgressions, iniquity, sin...David is hurting really badly and needed his soul to be healed. He realizes several things that we might take note of. First is that this sin, though it is a terrible one, is not an aberration. He has sinned before and will sin again...He also realized that his sin, though it hurt people, was predominately against God. David realizes that he has acted in exact contradiction to what he has been taught and knows. Though our sins may not be of the magnitude of David's, we need the same healing that he is seeking in this chapter. I hope that you will be able to meditate on the fifty first Psalm. I will continue in it for the next few days. There is only One who can heal a soul. We need reach out to Him when our souls hurt. We need to pray for our souls...

Have a great start to your week....Begin it with a RAK... Love mark Phil. 4:11

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