In today’s section from Psalm 69 we once again hear David’s cry. He feels engulfed. He’s in deep water, sucked into the mire of life with people mocking and scorning him for doing what is right. “When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn; when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me. Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the drunkards. But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation. Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters. Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me.” Psalm 69:10-15
This could have been written today. If we are trying to follow God, often we are ridiculed. We are living in times when what is wrong is lauded and embraced and what is right is ridiculed and scorned. As believers, we must stand. We too can call on our God to save us. He does. Trust Him, no matter what is happening.
Jesus, I ask You to give me strength to stand against what this world says is right. I want to follow Your word and do what You say is right even if I am made fun of and mocked.