Psalm 13

A song from a while back, just remembered it today. It is a good to be at peace with God, to see His love for me in all things.

“We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us to his own way, and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all… there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” – Isaiah 53:6, Romans 8:1


I’m in that place once again,

where I hide from my shame,

I’m in that place once again,

where I hide from my shame.

But You still call my name,

But You still love me the same,

cause my sins You forgave,

on that cross my price You paid

I’m in that place once again,

in Your arms unashamed,

I’m in that place once again,

in Your arms unashamed.”

Just listened to a sermon by John MacArthur called “The Believer’s Confession of Sin”.

Also, here is an article on the topic “If We Confess Our Sins” by Pastor John:

A distinguishing point he makes is between judicial forgiveness and parental forgiveness. One is permanent and can never be taken away, the other is one Christians are to be constantly examining themselves before God as their Father, whom we hurt when we sin:

But the question remains: Why are you supposed to seek God’s forgiveness if He has already justified you? If justification takes care of sin past, present, and future, so there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Rom. 8:1), why pray for forgiveness? Aren’t you praying for something that is already yours?

The answer is that divine forgiveness has two aspects. One is the judicial forgiveness God grants as Judge. It’s the forgiveness God purchased for you by Christ’s atonement for your sin. That kind of forgiveness frees you from any threat of eternal condemnation. It is the forgiveness of justification. Such pardon is immediately complete — you’ll never need to seek it again.

The other is a parental forgiveness God grants as your Father. He is grieved when His children sin. The forgiveness of justification takes care of judicial guilt, but it does not nullify His fatherly displeasure over your sin. He chastens those whom He loves, for their good (Heb. 12:5-11).

Confessing sin is a daily part of the Christian life!

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Rock of Ages, when the day seems long
From this labor and this heartache, I have come
The skies will wear out, but you remain the same
Rock of Ages, I praise your name

He did not even pronounce the words rightly, but that did not matter. There was, I thought, a glimpse of hope for me in that text. The preacher began thus – “My dear friends, this is a very simple text indeed. It says, ‘Look.’ Now lookin’ don’t take a deal of pains. It ain’t liftin’ your foot or your finger; it is just, ‘Look.’ Well, a man needn’t go to College to learn to look. You may be the biggest fool, and yet you can look. A man needn’t be worth a thousand a year to be able to look. Anyone can look; even a child can look. But then the text says, ‘Look unto Me. ‘Ay!” said he, in broad Essex, “many on ye are lookin’ to yourselves, but it’s no use lookin’ there. You’ll never find any comfort in yourselves. Some look to God the Father. No, look to Him by-and-by. Jesus Christ says, ‘Look unto Me.’ Some on ye say, ‘We must wait for the Spirit’s workin’. ‘You have no business with that just now. Look to Christ. The text says, ‘Look unto Me.'”

Then the good man followed up his text in this way: – “Look unto Me; I am sweatin’ great drops of blood. Look unto Me; I am hangin’ on the cross. Look unto Me; I am dead and buried Look unto Me; I rise again. Look unto Me; I ascend to Heaven. Look unto Me; I am sittin’ at the Father’s right hand. O poor sinner, look unto Me! look unto Me!

– C.H. Spurgeon (on recalling his conversion while listening to a ‘stupid’ man)

Spurgeon’s testimony can be found here:


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