November 2, 2021

Psalms 6: 1-3 — Praying to God Instead of Cursing Him

An important Psalm to remember when going through bad times whether it is is being poor in spirit or poor in health, that was the case with David the author of today’s Psalms, David was dealing with a health issue and also mental trauma:

Psa 6:1-3 A Psalm of David. O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath.

Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am pining away; Heal me, O LORD, for my bones are dismayed.

And my soul is greatly dismayed; But You, O LORD—how long?

If we have ever been in a situation like David, has and likely we all have, where it just feels like bad things won’t stop happening to us, one after another…like the saying it goes, when it rains it pours….that is what David was dealing with at the time.  We have all had days like that, whether it is with health scare, or just waking up on the wrong side of the bed and it just feels like the hits just keep on coming, flat tire, mad boss, fighting with someone, just one thing after another… 

So we look at David’s situation here, failing health, and just overall discouragement and depression.  Often times when we are in this situation, we foolishly curse God, in fact there are a number of swears do just that and seem to roll off our tongue when these bad things just don’t seem to stop happening.  

But let’s look at what David is doing, instead of cursing God for his misfortunes, David begs God, saying God please don’t let me on the wrong side of You wrath, You are sovereign, You are in charge, please have mercy on Me.  

So next time we find ourselves in this type of circumstance, rather than succumbing to our flesh and literally cursing God, let’s go to Him in prayer.  God is always listening and watching, and ready to guide us out of the storm.  

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