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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.
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Watch the Sermon
Summary: As we continue to prepare for Easter, we will look at Psalm 6. This psalm, like Psalm 142, will also focus on the psalmist’s lament, as he cries out to God over the prolonged anguish of his soul. Despite his sorrow, the psalmist knows that the Lord hears his cries; he knows that he will deliver him. This Psalm teaches us that no matter how great our anguish, no matter how drawn out the tears, God hears our cries. As he heard Jesus weeping in the Garden of Gethsemane, so also he hears us. As he resurrected Jesus, delivering him from anguish and death, so too will he do for us.
Review and Apply
Are you going through a season of suffering? Can you share what you are experiencing?
If you are not in a season of suffering, can you describe a time in which you can relate to the anguish of the psalmist?
What do you do when suffering does not seem to subside?
Do you cry out to God in times of anguish? Do you share your sorrow with him? Can you relate to the cries of the Psalmist?
Verse 8 is where the psalm pivots, as the psalmist turns from despair to hope in God, knowing that he hears him. In our suffering, we all have to come to a point where we trust in God’s deliverance; that God will not leave us in our state of despair. Take a moment to ask for prayer: that we might hope in God for deliverance from our pain. Perhaps pray for specific people who may be enduring suffering.
When will we fully experience deliverance from all the pain of the present age? How does that bring you comfort?