When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me, my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. (Psalm 32:3 NIV)
In his book, The Whole Person in a Broken World, famed psychiatrist Dr. Paul Tournier says that many of his patients complained of all kinds of physical problems. Time after time, these symptoms would turn out to be the expression of some repressed guilt from years ago that had never been dealt with. But 3,000 years before Tournier, David described his awful illness eloquently in Psalm 32. Physically, he was feeling guilt’s awful side effects. David had to confess his sin to be healed.
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