Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Helpless and Hopeless

OT 1173 "Helpless and Hopeless"
March 29,2018
Psalms 6
Have compassion on me, O Lord, for I am weak. Psalm 6:2


We don't know what caused David's pain, but he sought the Lord for the remedy.
David is lamenting with great intense as he experiences:

  • sleeplessness, (verse 6)
  • helplessness, (verses 1-4)
  • hopelessness, (verses 5-7)
  • boldness (verse 8a). 
Is David completely honest with God? He pours out his heart with tears. He realized that if God showed justice toward him, he needed mercy, also. David was so burdened down that he couldn't sleep, felt helpless in his circumstances, even hopeless. Was he at the bottom of the pit or what?
When we are honest with God, we name our sins, seeking His mercy, too. Dear one, we don't have to be victims of our circumstances or weighed down with guilt of sin. Confessing wholeheartedly as David did releases it all to Jesus.

David realized he needed the Lord's compassion and mercy. Mercy, in verse 2, refers to favor; to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior. 
Let mercy rain upon us from on high.


We see David's boldness as he addresses his enemies in verses 8-10:

  • Go away, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. 
  • May my enemies be disgraced and terrified. 
  • May they suddenly turn back in shame. 
Eventually this came to pass. Absalom was killed and his followers disgraced and terrified. David's helplessness changed with God's helpfulness; his hopelessness turned into hopefulness; his boldness was evident in his prayers. 

Are we, or someone we love, in need of help and hope? Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, interceding for them. Pray for our enemies to come to repentance.


I am in need of You mercy and compassion sweet Jesus.
Please disgrace and terrify my enemies, turning them away from me  in shame. 

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