(1) To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath.
(2) Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.
(3) My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O LORD–how long?
(4) Turn, O LORD, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
(5) For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?
(6) I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping.
(7) My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes.
(8) Depart from me, all you workers of evil, for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.
(9) The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD accepts my prayer.
(10) All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.
David is going through a painful season. He says that he is languishing with painful bones and a greatly troubled soul. He is even tired of his moaning and tears as he is crying a pool of tears in his bed all night long. David’s enemies seem to be having their way with him and he can’t take it any more. He even asks, “How long?”
He goes one to ask God to save Him, then later confidently declares that the Lord did indeed hear him and accepted his prayer. With this confidence, David tells his enemies to step back.
Whenever you are having a horrible day, or week, or month, or even longer…you need to cry out to God and be full of the confidence that He hears you and is working on your behalf. It may take many tears, but don’t stop turning to God and you will be rewarded because He simply loves you too much to ignore you.