Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
bring me out of my distresses.
Consider my affliction and my trouble,
and forgive all my sins.
Consider how many are my foes,
and with what violent hatred they hate me.
Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for you.
Redeem Israel, O God,
out of all his troubles.
Comment: This is the third day in which we have looked at Psalm 25. As I see it initially David looked at How he could avoid living a life of shame. Then he took a good look at what God was prepared to do for those who sought to walk in a life style that pleased Him. And at the end, in today’s conclusion of the psalm, he is prepared to open himself up before God and ask God to sort him out.
David is lonely, distressed, afflicted and conscious of his own sin. He feels hated, not in little things but violently hated. He turns to God and says ‘You’re my only hope!’ I’m waiting God, and in the meantime keep me, please, upright and living with integrity. It will affect not only me but also the country, of which I am the head.
Prayer: Help me to be honest and keep short accounts with You, O my God.