“For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long” (v3). The psalmist knew from experience that secrets and hidden sin cause damage to ourselves and our relationships. When we confess our sins to God (v1-2), He forgives us and we are “blessed”; we discover the joy of living with an open heart, transparent before Him and others and without guilt (v5). The psalmist urged “everyone” to call on God and be delivered from the crushing weight of lies and deceit (v6).
“Steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord” (v10). When we call on God, He cleanses our hearts, restores us, and surrounds us with His powerful love.