Sometime life is…

Sometimes, life is…well…

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Like really bad, people. And, right now my life…

Well, I’ve written about it a lot lately.

Here: With my possible MS diagnosis that is going nowhere.

Here: Because God is with us even in the ugly.

And, Here: Which is my latest post about how God hears our sighs. Every. Single. One.

In Psalm 38: 9, it says:

All my longings lie open before you, Lord;
    my sighing is not hidden from you.

Psalm 38:9

Reading these words inspired my last post. Today, while praying I felt the Lord tell me to go back to Psalm 38 and read it again.

And, I didn’t like what I read.

Y’all. It’s rough. And. I especially didn’t want to write to you about it. Why?

Because who wants to be reminded about being disciplined and the wrath of God???

What? You didn’t raise your hand?

Psalm 38 is full of hard language that I don’t want to hear. None of us do. (Click here to read it in full.) It’s a petition–as the heading says–from David. A “man after God’s own heart.” (1 Samuel 13:14) A man who after great sin on his part, petitioned our heavenly Father with the words at the end that mean so much to me.

21 Lord, do not forsake me;
    do not be far from me, my God.
22 Come quickly to help me,
    my Lord and my Savior.

Psalm 38:21-22

Come quickly to help me.” I love these words. I need them right now. I have to make some very big decisions soon that I do not feel qualified to make.

But, God is.

And, I will cry out right now. God, come quickly to help me!

Are you in dire straits right now? Are you at the end of your rope? Two words:

Trust.

God.

He is here for you. He is surrounding you. He has you in his powerful right hand protecting you and guiding you –if you’ve reached out to him. David was in some dire straits when he reached out to the Lord in Psalm 38 — totally by his own doing. Commentaries place the writing of this passage immediately following the murder of Uriah the Hittite after Nathan called him out for both the murder and his sin with Bathsheba.

David was more than a naughty boy. He was an adulterer and a murderer. A liar and a thief. (He stole Uriah’s wife and his life.) Yet, he knew without a doubt that he needed one thing:

God.

And, that God would heal him and help him.

And, guess what? God did.

David went on to become a legacy and the ancestor of Jesus Christ.

He (Jesus) will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” ~Luke 1:32-33 (Source: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Davidic-Covenant)

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,

To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
~Isaiah 9:6-7 (Source: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Davidic-Covenant)

You may be thinking to yourself, “But, I didn’t do anything wrong!”

Whether you did or you didn’t, that is between you and God. But, know one thing: God is with you. He is with you when you are in the yuck when you’ve caused it yourself or when life just happens. Because sometimes:

Life just happens.

David is proof that God can and will restore you, whatever your past, your present or your circumstance. Just reach out and ask.

Here’s Psalm 38 for you thanks to BibleGateway.com.

Psalm 38

A psalm of David. A petition.

Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
    or discipline me in your wrath.
Your arrows have pierced me,
    and your hand has come down on me.
Because of your wrath there is no health in my body;
    there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.
My guilt has overwhelmed me
    like a burden too heavy to bear.

My wounds fester and are loathsome
    because of my sinful folly.
I am bowed down and brought very low;
    all day long I go about mourning.
My back is filled with searing pain;
    there is no health in my body.
I am feeble and utterly crushed;
    I groan in anguish of heart.

All my longings lie open before you, Lord;
    my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me;
    even the light has gone from my eyes.
11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds;
    my neighbors stay far away.
12 Those who want to kill me set their traps,
    those who would harm me talk of my ruin;
    all day long they scheme and lie.

13 I am like the deaf, who cannot hear,
    like the mute, who cannot speak;
14 I have become like one who does not hear,
    whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 Lord, I wait for you;
    you will answer, Lord my God.
16 For I said, “Do not let them gloat
    or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.”

17 For I am about to fall,
    and my pain is ever with me.
18 I confess my iniquity;
    I am troubled by my sin.
19 Many have become my enemies without cause[b];
    those who hate me without reason are numerous.
20 Those who repay my good with evil
    lodge accusations against me,
    though I seek only to do what is good.

21 Lord, do not forsake me;
    do not be far from me, my God.
22 Come quickly to help me,
    my Lord and my Savior.

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