In today's verse, David asks God to search him and know his heart. God knew David's shortcomings, so why did David ask God to search him? The simple fact is, David wanted to know them as well. He wanted to expose and root out anything that displeased God at the deepest depths of his soul. Such transparency and vulnerability take great courage. David's devotion and desire for understanding should encourage us to do the same. Not only was David asking God to reveal offenses, he was asking for the guidance to rid himself of them altogether. If we're brave enough to ask God to search us, what might He reveal? Bitterness? Jealousy? Selfish motives? Fear? Unforgiveness? Whenever He reveals our sins, it's the beginning of healing. Are you willing to ask God to shine light into the deepest levels of your heart and make the necessary changes?
Listen to what God is telling you about the condition of your heart. Journal everything that He places on your heart, and discover the beginning of true healing!
Dear God, search my heart and reveal to me anything that displeases you. Forgive me for my selfishness and my sin. Remove any hardened attitudes and help me to live in a way that brings honor to Your name.