Psalm 6 (Listen)

6:1   O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger,
    nor discipline me in your wrath.
  Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing;
    heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.
  My soul also is greatly troubled.
    But you, O LORD—how long?
  Turn, O LORD, deliver my life;
    save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
  For in death there is no remembrance of you;
    in Sheol who will give you praise?
  I am weary with my moaning;
    every night I flood my bed with tears;
    I drench my couch with my weeping.
  My eye wastes away because of grief;
    it grows weak because of all my foes.
  Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
    for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.
  The LORD has heard my plea;
    the LORD accepts my prayer.
10   All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
    they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.


Turn, Lord! Rescue me; save me because of your faithful love (Psalm 6:4 CSB).

David, the author of Psalm 6, once again calls our attention to God’s steadfast love. David asks God to deliver him from his troubles for the sake of God’s steadfast love. We always want to be mindful as we pray that we are to appeal to God’s love and mercy not to our own goodness. When you ask God for help, add “for the sake of your steadfast love.” It will serve as a constant reminder of how great His love is in your life.

Pray it: Father, I turn to you not from a sense of entitlement, believing that you should help me because of my own goodness…for I have sinned and fall short of your glory each day. Instead, I cry out because of your faithful love and ask you to keep your promise and glorify yourself in my life and circumstances. Amen.

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