God Listen, Rescue Me and Free Me
I understand that David literally had foes chasing him (Saul, Absalom) and that he literally hid in a cave from them. David respected King Saul and didn't want to harm him; he loved his son Absalom and didn't want to harm him either. Yet, they pursued David. Therefore there is a very real context in which David penned the words of Psalm 142:6-7.
Yet, as one who is dealing with feelings of depression even today, these same words could just as easily come from someone who is dealing with a deep depression. It could go something like this:
God, I am in serious trouble. I am in a prison. My depression feels stronger than me. I am crying out to you for help (God and/or anyone who will listen). Please rescue me and free me from this depression. I really do not want to be here, but I find myself here anyway. Help.
The truth is, ALL of us are in dire need of God's help today, and every day. Without Him we are in serious trouble. Only He can free us from our prisons of disobedience. When God delivers us, WE should assemble with the godly, and give praise to Him who is able, willing and always ready to vindicate us because of His unfailing love, mercy and grace for us.
May this be my experience today as I look to you Lord, waiting in silence for you to speak to me as only you can.
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