Have you ever been sad? Down? Depressed? Maybe I should ask WHEN’S the last time you’ve been there? Everyone has sad times – times they struggle and don’t know how to move on. David is in one of those times in Psalm 69.
- He feels like he’s drowning in it (v.1)
- Sinking deeper and deeper – He can’t seem to find a foothold and he’s overwhelmed. (v.2)
- He’s exhausted from crying – His eyes are swollen from tears (v.3)
- He’s concerned about others (v.4)
- He’s sinned against God (v.5)
- It’s written all over his face (v.7)
- People are avoiding him – they don’t know what to say (v.8)
Can you relate to all (or all) of these things?
What did David do?
He prayed about it consistently (v. 13-15)
Desperate prayer. Continual prayer. This gets our attention off of ourselves and on to God.
He trusted God fully (v. 16-18)
Faith – believing God can and He will answer. Trusting God – not ourselves.
He looked to God to deliver him (v.19-28)
Keeping your eyes on Jesus – the one who can save.
He asked God to rescue him (v.29)
Asking God to take it away – to rescue you from the struggle.
He praised God for his deliverance (in advance) (v.30-36)
There’s power in praise! This is a key.
Are you in a hard time? Just came out of one? Or is one right around the corner? Think through the Biblical strategy that Psalm 69 teaches us and apply it. You’ll be amazed at the results.
How can I pray for you? Reply in the comments and let me know – I would be privileged to pray for you!
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor