Psalm 142 touched me deeply this morning. In recent years I have often felt how David does in this Psalm.
It is so comforting to pray a Psalm when I don’t know what to pray sometimes.
To remember that I can cry out to God- be honest with Him– pour out all that I think and feel– and find comfort and shelter in our Savior and God.
Psalm 142 (The Message)
1-2 I cry out loudly to God,
loudly I plead with God for mercy.
I spill out all my complaints before him,
and spell out my troubles in detail:
3-7 “As I sink in despair, my spirit ebbing away,
you know how I’m feeling,
Know the danger I’m in,
the traps hidden in my path.
Look right, look left—
there’s not a soul who cares what happens!
I’m up against it, with no exit—
bereft, left alone.
I cry out, God, call out:
‘You’re my last chance, my only hope for life!’
Oh listen, please listen;
I’ve never been this low.
Rescue me from those who are hunting me down;
I’m no match for them.
Get me out of this dungeon
so I can thank you in public.
Your people will form a circle around me
and you’ll bring me showers of blessing!”