Vs. 1, “Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.” Question: Have you ever been completely desperate? Our psalm today gives us a glimpse of David’s need for the LORD in the midst of seeming hopelessness. The enemy’s hatred towards David made him feel like he was drowning in despair (vs. 1-4). Though David was a sinner, his current troubles with others was not directly his fault (vs. 5-12). Instead of giving up, David again turns to plead for deliverance (vs. 13-18). Though this seems obvious, many believers make God their last resort in troubles. David gives us some great inspiration! David continues his case against his enemies and cries out for judgment (vs. 19-28). Our psalm ends with David going from sinking to singing (vs. 29-36). Spending time with the LORD elevates our hearts out of the mire!
Regarding application…Don’t Give Up. Vs. 3, “I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.” Jesus would quote the next verse concerning those who hated him without reason (vs. 4, John 15:25). Question: Have you ever felt helpless? I saw a movie the other day starring Robert Redford called All is Lost. It’s about a man who is lost at sea. Days have gone by and it seems hopeless. A few times he sees huge ships go by, and his mouth is so parched he can hardly get a word out as he cries for help. King David gave us a metaphor of sinking in the depths of the deep waters. But, we must have a will to survive until the LORD calls us home. Keep fighting the good fight!