Psalm 28-30 The Mirror Fools No One
Sin! Shame! The enemy uses them to cause us to fall back and not stand strong. The enemy uses that to derail us and to discourage us from pressing onward and upward. The psalmist faced this head on. He called upon the Lord to protect him from the onslaught of both physical enemies and spiritual enemies. He spent time in prayer seeking the face of God because he knew that if left alone sin drags us down to the pit of despair. Like other authors we have read we know that the simple solution is to look in the mirror of God’s Word. Allow Him to confront us and reveal to us who we really are. Instead, we hide behind a façade more often than not but God sees us and recognizes our deep need of his cleansing and so he “pesters” us until we bow before Him because He wants us to be restored.
The psalmist realized he could either face his sin openly before God or hide it. We know his story of how he tried to hide it and it tore him apart mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Taking a leaf from his diary we fall upon our knees before God and confess our sin openly. It is then that we with the psalmist are refreshed; we know God has heard our prayer for mercy. In those quiet moments, we know that the Lord alone is our strength and our protection! It is also then that we can exclaim with the psalmist: You turned my lament into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and covered me with joy. So now my heart will sing to you and not be silent! Then we can look into the mirror and find our peace.