Saturday, April 23, 2011

Psalm 6

FINALLY! Psalm 6 is finished! I know that I haven't posted a Psalm in a while, but life was pretty hectic there and I couldn't find the time to get on the computer and type everything up. Now, everything is pretty calm and I can finally get back to 'Uncovering the Psalms'! I have some time to make up for though, so be prepared for a nice onslaught of God's word over the next few weeks. So here it is, Psalm 6!


1 O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger
     or dicipline me in Your wrath.
2 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint.
     O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in anguish.
     How long, O Lord, how long?

We do not want the Lord's wrath, but we do want His mercy and love; which, thankfully for us, He gives us on a daily basis. Without this, we would all surely perish and whither away into nothing. Our very bones crave the Lord - without Him we would live our lives lost and alone.

4 Turn, O Lord, and deliver me;
     save me because of Your unfailing love.
5 No on remembers you when he is dead.
     Who praises you from the grave?

Only God can rescue our hearts and souls. He can pull us from the edge, light up our darkness, and thrust away our terrors. Now is the time to ask for Him to fill you; when you are dead, you will no longer be able to ask for help. We must worship and praise and love Him while we can here on Earth, and hHe will love, protect, AND save us through His unfailing mercy.

6 I am worn out from groaning
     all night long I flood my bed with weeping
     and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
     they fail because of all my foes.
8 Away from me, all you who do evil,
     for the Lord has heard my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
     the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed;
     they will turn back in sudden disgrace.

Sometimes we dispare and end up sobing at our knees - after all, we are human! When we have issues at home or school, when life starts to get too crazy, or even when someone close to us hurt us, we get upset. However, God is the untimate healer. He hears you in your sorrow and has mercy - He can turn your mourning into joy again if you just ask. When He heals, no one can hurt you, for He loves, protects, and saves.

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