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Wasting Away

  • When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin to you. I didn't hide my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah Psalms 32:3 WEB

    David wrote this psalm after falling for Bathsheba. Not only had he gotten a married woman pregnant, he had her husband Uriah, one of his own mighty men (1 Chr. 11:41) killed in order to cover it up. His sin gave him no rest, but kept eating away at him day and night. David was restless and wasting away. His peace was gone. The sweet fellowship that he had with the Lord, had now been broken.

    Sin is a slippery slope and will eventually catch up with you. One sin leads to another, and another, like lie upon lie and it gets easier each time. You cannot have peace with God when your conscience is constantly eating away at you. Repentance is the brake pedal that stops it.

    If you ever find yourself wasting away, remember this fact: no matter what you have done in this life, in thirty seconds you can be righteous before God, washed as white as snow, and start over with a fresh slate. What is lost can be restored. That which is broken, can be repaired.

    Pray this and mean it: "Lord forgive me for what I have done. Jesus come into my life and be My Lord and Savior from this day on." He will take care of the details. Keep a short list with God, be quick to repent and don't get caught in an endless loop while your life wastes away.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for forgiveness. Help me keep my life on course and draw my heart to You in a deeper way. I want You to be a part of life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

August 17, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

August 17, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Amen. Thank you for your prayers!!!

August 17, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Absolutely Amen. Your "Life Wastes Away" pretty much nails it. Thank you Lord Yeshua for the Cleansing Blood, Amen.

August 17, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Father, I thank You for forgiveness. Help me keep my life on course and draw my heart to You in a deeper way. I want You to be a part of life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! I know that endless loop! Thankfully I know where to find relief from it too;)  thank you Pastor! What a wonderful way to start my day;) God bless

August 17, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen my heart was wasting away at me because of something that I was doing that was not pleasing to God. Eventually my sin caught up in with me  But thank God we have a God that is merciful to forgive whenever we mess up. I cry out to the Lord to forgive me of my sin and I repent and ask for is forgiveness. Thank you Pastor for this devotion.

August 17, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Your devotion sure brings hope and comfort at the right time and moments. 

August 17, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen His mercy is new everyday!

August 17, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, Lord be the great part of my life, this I'm asking in your name most high.

August 17, 2016
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Rhoda  Mora
Rhoda Mora

Amen!!

August 17, 2016
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Matherine Nichols
Matherine Nichols

Thank you so much this is so beautiful .  May I ask for prayers for the flooded victims my granddaughter has had this twice in 5 months  , their new home is gutted , I am so heart broken , thank you . She lives in Louisiana .

August 17, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

MY LORD GOD your mercy is always new in the morning.  Your love and mercy endures forever.  Thank you so much for forgiving me of my sins.  I am a very sinful person and I thankyou so much OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST for dying for us for our salvation and forgiveness of our sin.  I pray FATHER ALMIGHTY that please help me to get out of the pit where me and my son is right now. Please bring us through it. I believe of your promises and your faithfulness and we will receive it.  Please hear my prayers and please answer them in your own time ALMIGHTY FATHER.  in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST this I pray.  Amen

August 17, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen! ♡

August 17, 2016
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers

 Amen...

August 17, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion for another great devotional.   I pray the prayer.... Father I thank you for forgiveness. Help me keep my life on course and draw my heart to You in a deeper way. I want You to be a part of my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

August 17, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for you daily devotion. :-) Todays devotion reminds me what my mom would say. A lies a lie and will always change and the truth is the truth and remains the same. So if you don't tell lie you don't have to worry what you tell will always be the same. I claim todays prayer over my me. Amen <3

 

Prayer: Father, I thank You for forgiveness. Help me keep my life on course and draw my heart to You in a deeper way. I want You to be a part of life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

August 17, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williamsedited: August 18, 2016

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Father, I thank You for forgiveness. Help me keep my life on course and draw my heart to You in a deeper way. I want You to be a part of my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 18, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 18, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

August 20, 2016