I have a confession; I’ve failed, sinned and fallen more times than I can count. With each fall, I couldn’t help but feel the burden of my sin like the weight of the world on my shoulders. I can relate to the Psalmist’s prayer when he begs God to keep him in His presence and requests that the joy of salvation be returned unto him. Worse than the feeling of sinning and letting God down, is the feeling of not having Him by my side; it’s just not worth any earthly pleasure. Lord I NEED you.
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:11-12 NIV)