“But you, Sovereign Lord, help me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me. For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust. My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt. I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads. Help me, Lord my God; save me according to your unfailing love. Let them know that it is your hand, that you, Lord, have done it. While they curse, may you bless; may those who attack me be put to shame, but may your servant rejoice. May my accusers be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak. With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord; in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him. For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them.” Psalm 109:21-31
I can identify with David, okay maybe not the thin and gaunt body, but the pain he reveals here. He was so hurt by evil words. His heart was deeply wounded. He had tried to do good stuff and was rejected for it and even got repaid with wickedness. We’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” And yet we have probably all had our hands bitten. So when that happens, when our hands are bleeding from a fresh bite, our recourse is to take all of it to the Lord and seek His help. God can handle challenging situations. He can right wrongs done to us. And He can pour healing balm into our aching hearts. How blessed we are that when people wound us, God is right there to help and heal.
How do people live without Him?
Dear Lord, I have been hurt in the past. I have been wounded in my life. I receive Your help and healing today.