Prayer in a cave

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Psalm 142

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Prayer in a cave

No one knows which cave David was writing about, but it could have been the time he spared the life of King Saul (1 Sam. 24). If you read that story, you will see that the temptation to be free of Saul’s ruthless pursuit must have been great. Yet David chose to “declare his troubles” to God rather than “fixing” them himself. Do you do that?

Day 268

O Lord, You are my refuge. No matter what troubles pursue me, help me always bring them to You rather than seeking my own solutions.

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 142:7

Psalm 142


142 I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.

I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.