Talking to God
In prayer, we confess our trespasses to God. When David did not confess his sin, his strength was gone (Ps 32:4), but when he confessed, he found God faithful to forgive (Ps 32:5). The language of David’s penitence in Psalm 51 is deep, as he opens his heart to the God against whom alone he sinned, and who alone could forgive. Yet the language of prayer is not only the language of dependence but of confidence as we approach the mercy seat saying, “With you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared” (Ps 130:4).
Iain D. Campbell