Are there times in your life when you are really struggling and nothing seems to go right? Do you feel ‘faint’, ‘in agony’, ‘anguish, ‘worn out’, ‘groaning’, ‘weeping’, in ‘tears’ , and ‘weak with sorrow’?
At times this may be caused by our own sin. At other times, it may be due to sorrow, sudden loss, relationship difficulties, family break-up, sickness, work issues, unemployment or opposition.
David also experienced difficult times but, in the midst of them, he cried out to God for mercy. He knew that God is a God of mercy. He prayed: "Turn, Lord , and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love."
Sometimes it seems that our difficulties will never come to an end. They seem to go on and on. When we are in a tough season we cry out like David, ‘How long, Lord, how long?’ We cry out for mercy and it doesn't seem as if God is listening. But he is. There will come a point when you can say with David "the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my cry for mercy.
Lord, thank you for your unfailing love and mercy. Thank you for hearing my cry and accept my prayers. Be merciful to me, O Lord.