David was in a cave, fleeing from Saul. He was helpless and nobody cared for his life. He cried to the LORD for help.
A contemplation by David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.
I ask the LORD for mercy. David is pleading with the LORD.
I tell him my troubles. It is OK to complain to the LORD. However, some people are reluctant to do that. They feel it would not be holy, or that God couldn’t understand them. In the Bible, many of our heroes of the faith complain to God. As humans, we need to be able to vent about our troubles to somebody. Why not to God?
Hebrews 4:15. For we don’t have a high priest who can’t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
they have hidden a snare for me. They laid a trap for David. Wicked are always trying to trap others.
No one cares for my soul. That is a very sad statement. Yet it is the experience of many people. They are invisible to others, and nobody cares about them.
Would you care for them? Will you look out for them?
Matthew 9:36. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd.
VERSE 5. I cried to you, LORD. I said, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
they are too strong for me. Wicked people see the world in a Machiavellian way. Be strong, exploit other people, acquire power, grow rich at the expense of others.
VERSE 7. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name. The righteous will surround me, for you will be good to me.
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