Psalm 142 was written during the season David was hiding from Saul in caves. He is pleading for God’s mercy and help, learning to trust him.
I think many of us can relate to David’s words. It’s late at night, he’s being pursued and he has some quiet moments to think about what might happen. If you’re like me, some of the worse things you’ve imagined might happen, never actually happened. Another way to say this is: some of the worse things in my life, never actually happened.
Instead of imagining the worse, we can talk to Jesus. We can tell him all our thoughts, troubles and worries. Then we can hand them over and ask for help. He will be faithful to help us.
I pray to you, LORD. I beg for mercy. I tell you all my worries and my troubles, and whenever I feel low, you are there to guide me. Psalm 142:1-3
See you tomorrow for Psalm 143.