“Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak” Psalm 6:2
“The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.” Psalm 6:9

When we think about David, we usually don’t think of him as weak but as being a very strong person. Even though just a young man he faced the giant Goliath when none of the soldiers in the army were willing to go against him. We know that he depended not on his own strength but on the strength of the Lord. He had some experiences while tending his father’s sheep that gave him a confidence that God was with him.

However, in this Psalm, he is crying out to the Lord, confessing his weakness, and asking for mercy and help from the Lord. He speaks of spending the night in prayer and weeping because of what he is going through. Then in verse 9, he praises God for hearing his prayer and expresses confidence that the Lord is going to answer and give him the strength that he needs.
Like David, we may face times in our lives when we feel weak and helpless, but we can rest assured that the Lord is there with us. He knows exactly what is happening and He wants us to trust Him completely. There are things that we can do nothing about in our own strength. When we acknowledge our weakness, the Lord will give us the strength we need.

Paul experienced this as he faced things in his life that he had no control over. In II Corinthians 12:9 we read “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”

Prayer: Thank you Jesus, for your promise that you will never leave us nor forsake us, and when we are weak in ourselves, we can rest secure in you, knowing that you will never fail.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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