Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
So often I will consider that, were I to accomplish every action with complete perfection, the reality of my sins will diminish altogether. However, we are patiently awaiting the Lord in flesh, a body contaminated by sinful tendencies. The reason this is okay, though, is because of Christ’s sacrifice.
Because of Christ, we are shielded by his righteousness. Because of Christ, we have the Spirit himself dwelling within us. Because of Christ, we no longer stand condemned. Therefore, be vulnerable! We can confess our sins while rejoicing in repentance! Do not be afraid to lay your burdens at the feet of Jesus and ask for a pure heart or renewed spirit. Simply focusing on Jesus brings great joy!