Psalm 51:17 (NLT)
17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

After David committed adultery with Bathsheba the prophet Nathan came to him and confronted him about what David had done. David was blind to his sin, but when Nathan called it out to him David immediately realized what he had done and the consequences he would have to day. This psalm reflects David�s thoughts at that moment. We see in verse 17 David knew he had to humble himself and get past pride. David understood God was quick to forgive those who were repentant in their heart.

Psalm 17 says God desires a broken spirit. The Greek word for broken, means crushed, shattered, broken to pieces. In other words God wants us to see the devastation sin has caused in our lives and admit to it. God wants us to understand the sin we committed has shattered opportunities, shattered relationships, and shattered even our own emotional health. God does not want us stay there though for He is a forgiving God who loves us and shows us mercy and grace when we repent and turn to him. Think about the sins you have committed and humble yourself to God admitting you need Him in your life.