If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to him in prayer! Get rid of your sins and leave all iniquity behind you. Then your face will brighten in innocence. You will be strong and free of fear. You will forget your misery. It will all be gone like water under the bridge. Your life will be brighter than the noonday. Any darkness will be as bright as morning. You will have courage because you will have hope. You will be protected and will rest in safety. You will lie down unafraid, and many will look to you for help.
This is an amazing scripture! I’ve read it before, but I’ve never read it. It is packed full of wonderful and hopeful truths. “Prepare your heart and lift up your hands in prayer… Get rid of your sin…” These are great steps towards freedom, because here is what happens when you do that:
- Your face will brighten.
- You will be strong.
- You will be free of fear.
- You will forget your misery.
- Life will be brighter than the noonday.
- You will be have courage.
- You will have hope.
- You will be protected.
- You will rest in safety.
- You will lie down in safety.
- Many will look to you for help.
Do you want these things? Then, prepare your heart. Lift up your hands in prayer, and get rid of all sin and iniquity in Christ Jesus.