Psalm 38

I'm so excited to be linking up with the wonderful SheReadsTruth community for this week's SheSharesTruth. We're focusing on Psalm 38, so lets dig right in.



As I studied this passage, I came across 7 truths I thought might challenge us and encourage us.

{one} Sin isolates us from God (v 1,2,3)  God is perfect. That is a word we use lightly in today's culture. The 'perfect haircut'. The 'perfect job'. The 'perfect house'. The 'perfect spouse'. But if you consider the meaning of the word perfect, being entirely without fault or defect, we quickly understand that only God can completely embrace that truth. Because He is perfect, He can have no part of sin. When we sin, we isolate ourselves from God.

{two} Sin weighs us down (v 4-8) The burden of sin is heavy! It weighs down our minds and even weighs down our bodies. We may be able to hide our sins from others, but in the quiet of the night, our sin screams at us and weigh us down.

{three} Sin isolates us from others (v 11) There is a misconception in the world that our sin only affects us. But any of us who have watched loved ones walk down the wrong path, or if we ourselves have walked down the wrong path, we know for certain our sin and our choices greatly affect others. Often leading to isolation.

{four} The world hates us (v 12, 16, 19, 20) As followers of Christ, we are enemies with the world. Not in the sense that we shouldn't love, share the gospel with and disciple those in the world who turn to Christ. But for this time, Satan rules the world and we are at war with him, thus making us hated by those in the world who are not following Christ.

{five} He never leaves us (v 9,15,21) Even when we turn away from God, sin against Him, He never leaves us. If He feels far away, He's not the one who has moved.

{six} Confession restores our relationship with Him (v 18) God desires relationship with us, intimate personal relationship with us. And He is faithful to forgive our sins when we confess them and turn to Him. He welcomes us with open arms back into relationship with Him.

{seven} He will fight our battles (v 13,14, 22) Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave three days later, He has victory over all!! And the battles we face each day, as children of God, are His to fight and claim victory over.

What are your thoughts on the passage?

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  1. Hi! Just come to read from She Reads Truth. Thank you for taking the time to write this out in such a clear way. Have a wonderful friday!


  2. Love the breakdown! YES! What great points to remember.

  3. I love how you broke this down Kristal!

  4. Great post! I loved "Because He is perfect, He can have no part of sin. When we sin, we isolate ourselves from God." Thanks for sharing truth today. :)

  5. Thank you for sharing this post and about She Reads Truth. Found out about the Friday linkup when you shared about it on Thankful Thursday and I decided to participate.


  6. Thank you for having me pull out my Bible & follow along with your thoughts! I love a reason to open my Bible :)

  7. What a beautiful post! I love what you said about how sin isolates us from others. You've given me lots to think about regarding this psalm.

  8. #5...love that!!! He is not the one who moved...so true...always comes back to us looking inside our own hearts and getting real!!

  9. I'm a total list person so I love seeing the passage broken down like this! It helps to understand how we can apply these things to our everyday life.

  10. #5 is one that I constantly cling to. love this!


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