This past week has been a hard, stressful week. Not only has my depression and fear of the future knocked me down again, but it was stressful and chaotic week at work. I have been really crying out to the Lord the past few weeks. Not only would I like healing for my depression, but I need help overcoming my fear of the future and need His wisdom to know how He wants me to proceed. The following psalm, Psalms 6, resonates with how I have been feeling. I can’t say that I am at verse 9, but with God’s help, I hope to get there soon.
O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing;
heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O LORD—how long?
4 Turn, O LORD, deliver my life;
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who will give you praise?
6 I am weary with my moaning;
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye wastes away because of grief;
it grows weak because of all my foes.
8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my plea;
the LORD accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.
Psalms 6 ESV