29. Psalm 32- A prayer during distress

Blessed is one whose transgression is Forgiven, whose sin is Blotted Out, one to whom YHWH imputes no iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I declared not my sin, i.e. of adultery with Bathsheba and ordering her warrior husband to face death in the front lines my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your Hand Was Heavy Upon me, my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to You and I did not try to hide my iniquity, I said: “I do confess my transgressions to You YHWH”, then You Did Forgive the guilt of my sin. Therefore let everyone who is Godly offer Prayer to You, then at times of distress, the rush of great waters shall not reach them. Yea You Are a Hiding Place for me, You Save me from trouble, You Do Encompass me with Deliverance Saying, “I Will Instruct you and Teach you the Way you should go, I Will Counsel you with My Eye Upon you. Be not like a horse or mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not keep with you.” So endless are the pangs of the wicked, but Steadfast Love surrounds one who trusts in YHWH. Yea Be glad in YHWH and rejoice, O Righteous and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!