“For my sins have flooded over my head; they are a burden too heavy for me to bear” (Psalm 38:4 HCSB).


David wrote this psalm of despair over the weight of his sin. He described his sins as having “flooded over” his head. He said they were like a “burden” too heavy for him to bear. He confessed his sin, but was still anxious about his guilt. So he cried out to the Lord to hurry to help him.
Have you ever felt as if you were drowning because of your sin? As if the weight of wrong-doing had become too heavy to bear? It’s rare these days for someone to admit such a feeling. People today are more apt to excuse or attempt to cover-up transgression. Yet their sin remains.
There is only One who has been able to bear the heavy weight of our sin. Not only ours, but the sins of all the world. Therefore, there is only One who is able to rescue us from the weight of sin. His name is Jesus. Cry out to Him. Confess your sins and believe. Jesus will set you free.
PRAYER: Dear Father, we confess our sin to You. For you are faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus. Thank You, dear Father. In Jesus’ name, amen.