“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”Psalms 51:12 NKJV
Oh what joy does the salvation of Jesus bring to our lives. Salvation is simply the deliverance from the power of sin. Have you ever felt so far gone? At one point in your life, or maybe even now, you had the thought that with all the pain you have caused or the build up of anger and resentment, no one could help you? Let me briefly introduce you to David. David was a prime example of success and failure. His faith was tested numerous times and many times he failed, but yet he was described as being a man after God’s heart.
“And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’”Acts 13:22 NKJV
How? What does that mean and how could David be a man after the heart of God, with all the charges of guilt and shame that stood right before his face? The verse above actually answers the question/ David had a deep desire to follow God’s will and do “everything” God wanted him to do, and he did. Just as some of us who transition from sin to a believer in Jesus, David fell hard. His one costly mistake is one that we hear about often, which led him to adultery, lying, and murder. This was his encounter with Bethsheba. After this encounter, God sent his servant Nathan, to tell David about his wickedness. David did what most of us have a problem doing: David admitted that he was wrong. And not just that He had sinned, but that he sinned against God. Oftentimes we would rather save face, reputation and position, in front of people than fall to the ground, sincerely repent and have our soul to be reconciled with our Savior.
David did not wallow in his sin. He immediately prayed to God and this prayer and communication is recorded in Psalms 51. Specifically in verse 12, David recognized that he had lost the joy that the Salvation of God brings.
Sin robs us of the gladness received through God’s salvation. Joy is the key to our victory over sin.
What happened to the joy- the simple, basic, unconditional joy you once had when you first fell into the arms of Jesus after receiving salvation?
Go back. 🏃🏽🏃🏽🏃🏽🏃🏽
Trace where you lost the joy and find it.
- That joy keeps you humble.
- That joy keeps you faithful.
- That joy keeps you respectful.
- That joy keeps you mindful of where the Lord brought you from.
- That joy allows you to understand the power and might of God and His ability to keep us from falling and losing our joy.
Where is your joy?
God offers forgiveness and cleaning for all sin, through His Son, Jesus. Do not attempt to cover it; but rather confess and turn away from it.
The pain of revealing past mistakes is not worth the shame and anxiety of waiting for your sin to find you out.
“But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the LORD; and be sure your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23 NKJV
7 thoughts on “The Joy of Your Salvation”
Thanks its all up to the individual. To fess up or keep it inside I tell ya!! Its better to give it up &over. Salvation. Is freedom! !!!
Amen, I always recall to my mind where I was just two years ago! Thankful God came to see about me! Awesome Dv… 😘
Awesome devotion, I really needed that devotion I got my joy back
What a great devotional this is wow sometimes we have to recall to our mind!!!!! Thank you Jesus for showing up once again
Amen I’m so thankful to God for saving me I can recall to my mind when I was going through several different times talking about storms after storms but God healed me and brought me out of darkness into the marvelous light and I know for sure it was only God. Thanks sis for that awesome devotion ❤️U
Yes!sin will find you out
Thank God for Jesus!!
AMEN LADY KIM! THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES IN MY LIFE WHEN I HAD TO RECALL TO MY MIND ALL THAT GOD’S DONE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. ESPECIALLY WHEN DOUBT TRIED TO REAR ITS UGLY HEAD. THATS WHEN I THINK ON JESUS!!