The Psalms show us people’s responses to life and all the sorts of things that can happen. They may not be very “politically correct”, just because they mirror how people really feel. The Psalms show you how you can come to God and bare your heart.
“Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.”
In these psalms David is crying out to the Lord from the depths of emotional turmoil, physical hardship and mental anguish.
There is great importance in doing what David indicates in Psalm 4, to,
“… Ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.”
David asks the Lord to hear his groaning, his cry.
We can cry to the Lord in sorrow and anguish and He hears us! (He is faithful and true)
Let us be encouraged to take time to be thoughtful in what we are going through – To think through what is on our mind, to be active in our trust in the Lord, to be constant in prayer (bringing to Him our cares and anxieties).
It’s not hard to tap into what David is wrestling with here. Life is hard.
The psalms are a wonderful cool fresh balm that shows us the depth of how the Lord relates to us and how we can relate and speak to Him and wrestle with what is happening with us.
* God Above,
Thank You for the deliverance You provide in Your salvation plan – Saving us from our sin.
Please save us merciful Lord, for we cannot save ourselves.
Please be gracious to us, loving God.