Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
Being a Christian doesn’t make us a perfect human. It marks us as an imperfect person who’s trust is in someone much greater than us. Often when we pray, it’s easy to forget the depth of how flawed we are and how in need we are of someone to reconcile us to God. This is why there is power in admitting and confessing the ways we’ve sinned. When we ask for forgiveness, Jesus makes us right before God once again. And in that place God declares us innocent and hears our prayers.
Psalm 3:3 says, You can be sure of this: The Lord set apart the godly for himself. The Lord will answer when I call to him.
Stand firm on this promise: If you trust in Jesus, you are set apart.
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”
Psalm 91: 14-16