Psalm 6 – Trusting God

I have been very blessed in my life. Though I have experienced trials, right now my life is pretty good. There are people in the world, even in my own country, who are currently experiencing trials beyond what I can imagine.

Still there are days when I feel a bit of melancholy come over me. Sometimes it is because of thinking of those who are worse off than I am. Sometimes it is because I grieve over those who don’t know the Lord. Sometimes it is because I wonder if I am living my life as God wants me to. Am I missing out on something great that He has in store because of my own stubbornness?

On days like that I turn to the Psalms, and I want to share one with you all today.

Psalm 6

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument.

 1 O Lord, don’t rebuke me in your anger
      or discipline me in your rage.
 2 Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak.
      Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.
 3 I am sick at heart.
      How long, O Lord, until you restore me?

 4 Return, O Lord, and rescue me.
      Save me because of your unfailing love.
 5 For the dead do not remember you.
      Who can praise you from the grave?

 6 I am worn out from sobbing.
      All night I flood my bed with weeping,
      drenching it with my tears.
 7 My vision is blurred by grief;
      my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.

 8 Go away, all you who do evil,
      for the Lord has heard my weeping.
 9 The Lord has heard my plea;
      the Lord will answer my prayer.
 10 May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified.
      May they suddenly turn back in shame.

This Psalm talks of enemies, but sometimes I think the worst enemy is within. My own doubt and sinful nature, my own weakness are my worst enemy. Unless I turn them over to God and trust that “The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer.”

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6 responses to “Psalm 6 – Trusting God

  1. Thank you, Linda.

    I love the Psalms ( Psalm 139 is my personal favorite). It seems that there’s a Psalm for whatever issue I have to face. Some days I have no words but His words speak the very things I cannot say.

    Thanks for this reminder. The Lord is indeed compassionate and merciful. I am truly thankful.

    God bless you
    ann

    • Ann, I’m glad you enjoyed this post. When I am at a loss for words to post, the Psalms are where I turn. My favorite is Psalm 116 (I actually posted once about “My Favorite Psalm” on why it is my favorite). I sometimes feel like it’s a cop out to just post just a Psalm, but the response is always positive. His Word truly does not return void. Peace, Linda

  2. I love how you found relief within the Psalms. And from turning to God and trusting He will answer. What a beautiful example you set for us as we go through our own times of doubt and weakness. So thankful for His faithfulness and mercy each day! God bless you, friend!

    • Deb, I don’t know where I would be without the Psalms and the example they give us of how to cry out to God in our need. And how to praise Him no matter what the circumstances. I am also thankful for His faithfulness and mercy each day, and for your always encouraging comments. Peace, Linda

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