Saturday, August 27, 2011

King David - blogger

 I'm so glad David wrote down what he was feeling.  He did not sugar coat anything.  He expressed what he was going through and all the while affirming his trust in God.  It helps me to express myself and to know that it's okay to feel (and express) pain, confusion and anger.  He would probably be a blogger if he lived today. 

Save Me, O God

"Save me, O God!
For the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in deep mire,
where there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters,
and the flood sweeps over me.
I am weary with my crying out;
my throat is parched....

Deliver me
from sinking in the mire;
let me be delivered from my enemies
and from the deep waters.
Let not the flood sweep over me,
or the deep swallow me up,
or the pit close its mouth over me.
Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good;
according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
Hide not your face from your servant;
for I am in distress; make haste to answer me.
Draw near to my soul, redeem me;
ransom me because of my enemies!
You know my reproach,
and my shame and my dishonor;
my foes are all known to you.
Reproaches have broken my heart,
so that I am in despair.
I looked for pity, but there was none,
and for comforters, but I found none....
I will praise the name of God with a song;
I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
This will please the Lord more than an ox
or a bull with horns and hoofs.
When the humble see it they will be glad;
you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
For the Lord hears the needy
and does not despise his own people who are prisoners."

-Portions of Psalm 69 - ESV 

1 comment:

Alida said...

Ha! I never thought about Kind David as a blogger...he would have been a great one!