Meditations in the Psalms
David seems to be overwhelmed by the desertion and criticism of so-called friends. They have become his enemies and they actually “hate” him. They are not satisfied with his confession and repentance, but are determined to destroy his reputation and his ability to function as a spiritual leader. It is easy under such pressure to give up – but the Lord is still there – He will never forsake you.
- His concern over the reactions of others to his difficulties – verses 16-17
- His confession – verse 18
- His comments about what his enemies are doing – verses 19-20
- His cry for the Lord’s help – verses 21-22
When everything comes crashing in around you, that’s a great time to cry out to God – He is our strength, salvation, and our help.
Verse for Meditation
Verse 21 – “Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.”
“When I feel that I cannot cope with things anymore, and I am forsaken by those I thought were my friends, help me, O Lord, to put my trust in You and Your help.”