Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free Spirit (can also be translated as: inclined, willing, noble, or generous Spirit)
It is usually with an unspeakable joy that the salvation of our Lord Jesus comes to us. A joy which is supernatural and that cannot be found anywhere else.
God is still calling mankind to repentance for salvation, and I cannot understand that people still refuse to accept this joy that comes with the salvation that the Christ is offering us.
And instead choose pain, anxiety, sadness, and depression.
These things have no room in a heart that is filled with joy.
When David wrote this Psalm, he was just pointed by the prophet Nathan (meaning: giver) on the sin he committed.
Murder on Uriah (Uriah or Urijah means “YHWH is my light or flame”) and adultery with Bathsheba (Bath–sheba means “daughter of an oath”)
Subsequently Bathsheba became the wife of David, and later the mother of Solomon, Shimea, Shobab, and Nathan.
Sin may give pleasure for a moment, but it is always bitter afterwards. David realized this too, and now he was pleading for forgiveness, and praying to have his joy restored.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
This is why it is vital for Christians to stay close to the Lord, and follow Him in every step. David lost his joy after sinning against the Lord. We may learn from him, so we will not fall in sin as well.
Don’t allow sin, or the pressures of this world to steal your joy.
Always stay close to your Lord, have fellowship with Him, and accept, and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Live a holy life.
Praise and thank God for your life, and everything else that He has given you, and done for you.
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