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How is it that We Fail to Understand?
O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath!
For your arrows have sunk into me,
and your hand has come down on me.
There is no soundness in my flesh
because of your indignation;
there is no health in my bones
because of my sin.
For my iniquities have gone over my head;
like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. - vv. 1-4
Heavenly Father, I see and confess my sin. I am self-absorbed, petty-minded, foolish and faithless. Instead of truly seeking for Your kingdom to come and Your will to be done, I am wanting my kingdom and my will, my rights and my way. I am irritated with those who disagree with me, impatient with those who slow me down and quick to take what I want and think about it later, if at all.
Father, I cannot stand before You, a Holy God, bearing the weight of my own sin. I am wrong. I have no excuses and I have nowhere to hide before the eyes of the One who sees my heart better than I do.