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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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