Oh David, the lamenting, when will it stop? Ever feel that way? You just can’t remember a good day.
We all have days, where we are at the end of ourselves. There is nothing more we can do or say, we simply weep. I feel that when I read this Psalm, that David was simply at the end of himself.
While we try to avoid that place, I believe that the Lord leads us there. This is where we let go and He holds on.
We Fail – He Fails Not
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.
Father, I never want to anger You, but I am sure I do. You see all of me, every action, every word, every thought. Please take it easy on me when you bring correction.
There will be many days that I am weak, exhausted and sick at heart. I wait for You to restore me.
As long as I have breath in my lungs, I will praise You.
Rescue me Lord. I know Your love will never fail me, even when I feel like a failure.
You see me on the days that I am at the end of myself. My eyes swollen from crying, until I can barely see.
I want to shut myself away from all the evil in this world, but I choose not to. Why?
Hear me when I cry
Listen when I pray
Answer when I call
You help me to overcome my enemies, who or whatever they may be. You send them running.
Thank you Lord for Your unfailing love toward me.
Amen and Amen
Listen and Pray Along Here: Praying Psalm 6