Archive for May 7th, 2012

Psalm 6

Psalm 6 has the psalmist in a very tough spot.  Life is not going well.  This is how the psalmist describes things:

–       “I am languishing

–       my bones are troubled

–       My soul also is greatly troubled

–       am weary with my moaning

–       every night I flood my bed with tears

–       I drench my couch with my weeping

–       My eye wastes away because of grief

This is some serious and overwhelming sadness going on.  The psalmist is beat down and cast aside.  But in the midst of it all, comes a plea to the Lord.

The psalmist asks the Lord for these things:

–       “rebuke me not in your anger

–       nor discipline me in your wrath

–       Be gracious to me

–       heal me

–       my life

–       save me for the sake of your steadfast love

Things are bleak, but the psalmist knows that God is able to carry the load.  He knows that the Lord is the solution here – it is not self – it is God.

Most of all, the psalmist knows that God cares.  He knows that God is listening and will act.  Check out what he says:

–       “the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping

–       The Lord has heard my plea

–       the Lord accepts my prayer

It is that confidence that we all need to have.  How can we have it?  By having a relationship with the living God.  By knowing the Savior Jesus Christ personally.  By spending time with the Father sharing our heart and listening to His.  We need to foster that relationship.  We have to work at it.  But God never leaves.  He stands ready to hear our cry and answer our prayer.  The question that remains is whether or not we will recognize our situation, and rather that wallow in the pain, or try to fight out way out on our own, will we come to the One who can help us and put our enemies to shame.  God is able.  Are you taking your pain to Him?

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