—this is when David received this remarkable revelation of the sacrifice God really wants: All you need is a broken heart!
Ultimately, it’s not the sight of an animal sacrifice that moves God to grant forgiveness and to receive David back into His embrace. It is David’s broken heart—the spirit that had grown tender enough to be pained by sin.
There’s no need to be embarrassed if you can’t bring God a jolly heart every time you feel the need to praise Him. There’s no shame in not being able to afford an expensive gift as though you could “buy God off” and purchase forgiveness.
Just bring Him your heart, broken though it may be. That’s what He has wanted all along.
“I give You my heart as Lord of my life, O God. Even when I am sorrowful…even when I am less than I want to be…I praise You as a God who accepts the open and honest heart over any material sacrifice I could bring. In the name of Christ my Savior, Amen.”
(source: The Heart of Praise)