Psalm 65: 2 - 3 O you who hear prayer, to you all men will come. When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions.
I am overwhelmed by the goodness of God. The psalms declare His goodness and provision for us over and over and over again. It is good to take the time to soak in each psalm before you read the next. Reading programs for the bible would recommend reading 5 psalms and 1 chapter of Proverbs a day so that you would complete them in a month. The problem with that if you are at all like me is it becomes about completing the assignment and not about the content. I stand repent before you as one who has not absorbed all the goodness of God that is so liberally expressed in the Psalms.
Psalm 65 is full of His goodness. When we feel alone or in a hard place or desperate for finances or help, read this psalm or any of the psalms. His Word is true and He loves us and blesses us.
Verses 2 and 3 say firstly that He hears prayer. No matter what you think is happening or how you feel about the effectiveness of your prayers He hears your prayers. The heavens may feel like brass with your words bouncing back or falling to the floor but He still hears your prayers. His answers will come.
The second thing those verses say is no matter how deep, how wide, how overcoming our sins are, He forgives. Often people I have invited to church will say they can’t come until they straighten out their lives, deal with their sin, and get their act together. If we are at that point of being overwhelmed by sin that we are too embarrassed to appear before Him, we need to know He forgives our transgressions.
He hears. He forgives.
Then the rest of the psalm tells us He answers with awesome deeds of righteousness, that He stills the roaring seas, He calls forth songs of joy, He enriches the land abundantly, He blesses the crops, our carts overflow with abundance, the deserts are clothed with overflowing grasslands and the hills are clothed with joy. Wow! He loves us.
He hears. He forgives. He blesses!
Prayer: “Father, I come freely before you and confess my sins of unbelief. Where I have tried on my own to be righteous, where I have doubted your goodness and love I ask your forgiveness. Bless me according to your word and your unfailing love in Jesus’ name. Amen.”