1 I cry loud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me.
2 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord: in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.
3 I think of God, and I moan; I meditate, and my spirit faints.
The psalmist is at a very low point of life. The lament is pouring out of the page for this person and one feels the weight of the world the person is experiencing. There are
times in our lives that the pain of living may seem unbearable due to a variety of sources.
Such gloom and doom is in the beginning of the psalm, with the resolution and recalling of great deeds of the Lord, in the middle and end. Remembering how God moved in the world, led Moses and Aaron with the realization that God would again be ever present, especially in hard times. Conflict with resolution in the end. In this situation, the psalmist realizes that God will always be there with us, for us and will lead us with love and grace.
How hard it is to remember this when we are in those trying times of our lives. We pray and get no answer, we receive counsel and still are discouraged. God has a different timetable than we do. Most important is trusting in God in the hardest of times. Feel the love He sends from unexpected sources and know that God is there in your life.
Let us pray - Lead us Lord in good times and not so good times. Give us courage and strength to face difficult times knowing that you are always with us.
Prayer concern - Pray for yourself and others who may have reached a fork in the road and need to continue to trust God and be patient.
Alternative verses - Job 4:1-21, Ephesians 2:1-10