Vs. 1, “I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.” Biblical scholars label this particular Psalm as a “declarative praise” to God. You can see the sense of David’s determination as he thanks the Lord for healing him. There are times in our lives for different emotions and this definitely was a time for praising God! It was believed that David was deathly ill at some point and when he finally got better, he wrote this Psalm.
Regarding application…God is the Great Physician. Vs. 2, “O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.” David is thanking God for a time when he healed him of sickness. David went from sickness to health, from weeping to joy, and from mourning to singing! This past weekend at church on Sunday, I was so sick! I had a fever the night before and we had church all day and even a joint service in the evening. I’m almost over it now and feeling much better. Try to remember a time when you were really sick…wasn’t it wonderful to be healthy again?!?! We take for granted the good health the Lord bestows upon us. I haven’t exercised all week, and find that I appreciate it even more now. God indeed heals us both physically, emotionally and physically! Let us be thankful!