Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.
O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O Lord—how long? Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love. For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise? I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes. Depart from me, all you workers of evil, for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer. All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.
– Psalm 6
David has a rightful fear of the all-powerful God. He realizes the power of the God who can create or destroy, bring mercy or judgement, and either condemn or forgive. His fear of God causes him to be troubled to his very bones; his soul fears abandonment, death, and destruction. David realizes the extent of God’s power and fears God’s discipline, pleading for mercy, healing, and His favor.
During his cries, David reflects on the steadfast character of God. He knows that God has heard his plea. He knows that God accepts his prayers. He knows that God expresses steadfast love. He knows that God desires his prayers and accepts his petition to God to deliver his life and save him because of God’s character.
Likewise, we can call on God who remains steadfast and true. He is the one who saves us in our times of despair and lifts us up with his mighty right arm.
THE BIG QUESTION
Do you live in reverence and awe of God? How is your realization of the awesomeness of God reflected in your life?
Conclude in prayer and silence reflecting on what you’ve learned.