Psalm Saturday (6d)

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.  Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.  My soul is sore vexed: but thou O Lord, how long?  Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.  For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?  I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.  Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Psalm 6:1-7

In verses 6 and 7, the author of this Psalm pours out his heart to God.  He seems to be on the border of despair.  He is apparently exhausted with grief and crying.  His enemies are after him and is “consumed with grief.”  He is having some serious problems.

This passage might seem a little depressing, but it shows us what to do when we have problems, no matter how big or small they might be.  We need to bring them to the Lord and pray about them.  We need to keep bringing them to the Lord and keep trusting in Him.

I pity people who don’t know the Lord.  I don’t know how they get through the tough times.  I don’t know how they deal with grief and despair.  We, as Christians, need to be thankful every day that we know a God who will listen to us and will help us whenever we come to Him.

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