Are You Struggling?
My personal interpretation of Psalm 6:
God, please don’t be angry with me because I’m weak right now. I’m struggling to trust you and not be afraid when my situation looks bleak and frightening. I need your healing.
I know your love never fails so I ask you to save me. I know you love me. Please deliver me.
If I die, how can I praise you? And I feel like I will die because my enemies are out to do me harm. Their actions leave me weeping and groaning on my bed.
But God hears me and will deal with my enemies. He will be merciful to me even as I struggle through this.
David, who wrote this Psalm, had real time enemies.
His father-in-law, King Saul, had betrayed him. He asked David to sing to him and then threw his spear at David to kill him. On Saul’s “bad” days, he was chasing David down with an army. On his good days, Saul told David he loved him and was sorry. And that’s only part of the story! (see 1 Samuel in the Bible)
Some of us have been in relationships like that, haven’t we?
Our enemies may be people in our life, destructive or negative thoughts or actual circumstances. No matter what the physical reality is, the spiritual reality is that our enemy is Satan and his demonic forces. Real events affect us in real ways, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Satan uses those events to destroy us and whispers lies to enforce the negative impact.
God embraces us in those events to bring comfort, healing and a deeper knowledge of his love and power.
God understands our struggles. He doesn’t condemn us for them. And when we call out to him for help, he will show us love and mercy, and He will save us.
What is your struggle today?