Psalm 41: 7-13….Trust in the midst of problems.

All who hate me whisper together about me;they imagine the worst for me.They say, “A deadly thing is poured out on him;he will not rise again from where he lies.”Even my close friend in whom I trusted,who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.But you, O LORD, be gracious to me,and raise meContinue reading “Psalm 41: 7-13….Trust in the midst of problems.”

Psalm 41: 1-6…..What is this all about?

Blessed is the one who considers the poor!In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;the LORD protects him and keeps him alive;he is called blessed in the land;you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.The LORD sustains him on his sickbed;in his illness you restore him to full health.As forContinue reading “Psalm 41: 1-6…..What is this all about?”

Psalm 40: 13-17….The Messiah calls out to God.

* Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me!O LORD, make haste to help me!** Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogetherwho seek to snatch away my life;let those be turned back and brought to dishonorwho delight in my hurt!Let those be appalled because of their shamewho say to me, “Aha, Aha!”*** But mayContinue reading “Psalm 40: 13-17….The Messiah calls out to God.”

Psalm 40: 6-12…..A Messianic Psalm.

Comment: In a number of places in the Bible the claim is made that God was in control of what was written and He means for it to be there! The so called Messianic psalms and similar passages where found in other books, are prophetic proclamations of who/what the Messiah is going to be andContinue reading “Psalm 40: 6-12…..A Messianic Psalm.”

Psalm 39: 1-6….What do you make of this?

I said, “I will guard my ways,that I may not sin with my tongue;I will guard my mouth with a muzzle,so long as the wicked are in my presence.”I was mute and silent;I held my peace to no avail,and my distress grew worse.My heart became hot within me.As I mused, the fire burned;then I spokeContinue reading “Psalm 39: 1-6….What do you make of this?”

Psalm 38: 17-22….An Impassioned Plea.

* For I am ready to fall,and my pain is ever before me.I confess my iniquity;I am sorry for my sin.** But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty,and many are those who hate me wrongfully.Those who render me evil for goodaccuse me because I follow after good.*** Do not forsake me, O LORD!O myContinue reading “Psalm 38: 17-22….An Impassioned Plea.”

Psalm 38: 9-16…..Left alone.

O Lord, all my longing is before you;my sighing is not hidden from you.My heart throbs; my strength fails me,and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague,and my nearest kin stand far off.Those who seek my life lay their snares;those who seek my hurtContinue reading “Psalm 38: 9-16…..Left alone.”

Psalm 38: 1-8….A revolting infestation!

O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger,nor discipline me in your wrath!For your arrows have sunk into me,and your hand has come down on me.There is no soundness in my fleshbecause of your indignation;there is no health in my bonesbecause of my sin.For my iniquities have gone over my head;like a heavy burden, theyContinue reading “Psalm 38: 1-8….A revolting infestation!”