Pleading for Mercy

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Psalm 6

Chapter Summary

Pleading for Mercy

Have you ever prayed and prayed, and felt as if God didn’t hear you? David wrote this psalm when he felt like that. He asked God how long it would be before He answered. He felt as if he were wasting away from his grief and sorrow. Yet, look at the last couple of verses: before his circumstances have changed, David states his faith and trust. You can do that, too.

Day 132

Merciful God, we humans are too small to understand what You are doing when our lives are going well, let alone when they are difficult! I trust You—always!

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 6:4

Psalm 6


Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.