"Blessed is he
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man
whose sin the LORD does not count against him
and in whose spirit is no deceit."
Blessed in these verses is Hebrew asherey, it means 'happy'.
We all know the joy of the LORD is our strength, but do we know He wants us to be happy too?
What is happy?
Is it attaining all we want? Or is it fulfilling our purpose?
What is our purpose?
Is it to be all we can be? Is it all we were designed to be?
"Our purpose is to make God conspicuous in us." Beth Moore
Making God conspicuous brings happiness.
Confessing our sin and repenting, means our sins are cover by God himself in Jesus Christ. When we receive that forgiveness we make God conspicuous and know happiness. When we refuse to forgive ourselves we continue to draw attention to ourselves. That is not our purpose. Our purpose is not to make ourselves conspicuous. All attention on the One who deserves all attention. In giving God glory we are blessed.