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He Meets Me in My Pain - Psalm 6:2-3

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A believer, in recovery, looking to the Bible to know who I am in Christ.


Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am frail; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are in agony. My soul is deeply distressed. How long, O Lord, how long? Psalm 6:2-3

Don't Hide Pain from God

Believers get down. They hurt. They cry. They even scream.

Even as a believer, one of my greatest temptations is to hide my pain, my grief, my sorrow. Somehow, I got that message in life that I need to suck it up.

But I'm looking at what the Psalmist does here. He doesn't hide it at all.

First of all, it might be easy to overlook the obvious. He's praying to the Lord. I love that he knows that He can tell it all to God.

He admits weakness. And he's descriptive, right? He says he is frail. Frail. Not many believers have ever told me they were frail!

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And it's fair to point out that this man is talking to God, not to people. On the other hand, he adds it to the holy Psalter and everyone sings it out.

He Is The Healer

Then, He asks God for something: healing. When I come to the throne room of heaven, I don't need to feel shy about asking for healing. I get to ask. This is a model prayer for me.

He describes his condition more: My bones are in agony. He's not complaining about his skeletal structure here; rather, I think this is a metaphor for showing how deeply emotionally hurt he is.

He goes on to say that his soul is deeply distressed. He hurts so bad!

See, when I am deeply wounded, I want to hide from Jesus. Yet, it is clear from this Psalm that the Lord desires to meet me in my pain.

One reason is when I go to Him with this, I am recognizing that He is the healer. He does it.

Notice the last part of the verse: How long? The Psalmist is desperate here before the Lord. Jesus meets me right where I am. I don't need to get my proverbial shirt tucked in before I talk to Him. He is ready. He already knows my pain. Today.

Lord, teach me to lay out my feelings before you when I'm struggling. You care. And I need it more than I admit. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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