Psalm 51:17: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
God does not reject anybody who is broken. He listens to everyone’s prayers, provided it comes from the heart. David here in this psalm cries out to God after his sin. He truly repented to God of his sins and literally pleads with Him to not take away the Holy Spirit from his life. He comes to God with a strong assurance that God will not reject a broken person or a person who is of a contrite heart. Contrite means to feel guilty of a wrong act and willing to make amends for it.
God hates sin, however, He loves everyone. Yes, He loves everyone, even a sinner. He would be happy if everyone who sins repents before Him and never go back to the same old sin. He accepts every prayer that comes from broken spirit and a contrite heart. This clearly demonstrates God’s unconditional love and His sacrifice for us on the cross at Calvary. David very assuredly prays the sinner’s prayer. He is confident that he or his prayer will not get rejected. He had his full trust in God. He did not know where else to go to for forgiveness except the presence of God. He enjoyed a personal relationship with God, and this personal relationship strengthened his security in God.
When was the last time we sought God for the battles that we struggle everyday in life? Have we ever taken our failures and defeats to God with the same calmness and strength that David had in God? Take all your challenges before God and lay all of them before Him and tell that you trust Him for a victory over your issues and that you are sorry for having let Him down. May God bless you.