In Difficult Times, God Hears Our Weeping
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. Psalm 6: 9
It seems that everywhere you go now people are discouraged, hurting, and afraid. The news media gives us a steady flow of painful reports that often overwhelm us with concern, and attempt to steal our hope.
Unfortunately, in our cluttered and hyper-paced lifestyles we often rush through our challenges and attempt to control the outcomes ourselves. We sometimes get drawn-in to the painful reports and feel overwhelmed with the difficulties.
It is important to recognize that in our times of difficulty, we have a resource we can turn to for comfort and guidance. As the times become more difficult, we must discipline ourselves to spend more time He Who is our refuge in times of trouble. In Him we will find peace during the storms.
Consider what David shared in Psalm 6.
1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint;
heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in deep anguish.
How long, Lord, how long?
4 Turn, Lord, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
Who praises you from the grave?
6 I am worn out from my 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 overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.