Psalms 6:1-10 – “LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure. 2 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul also is greatly troubled; But You, O LORD — how long? 4 Return, O LORD, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies’ sake! 5 For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks? 6 I am weary with my groaning; All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears. 7 My eye wastes away because of grief; It grows old because of all my enemies. 8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping. 9 The LORD has heard my supplication; The LORD will receive my prayer. 10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.” NKJV
As I listen in the silence of the morning and hear hearing the beginning of life stirring in the near and far and sip my coffee as I pore over the passages listed below. The word of God in my heart is consistent with what a person told me yesterday, “Psalm 6 should be America’s prayer at this time!” The Lord confirmed that to me this morning, so I share it.
So much going on that is not good or right in this world and especially in our nation. Truly, we have come to a time when some hearts are failing them for fear of what they see coming on this country and this earth. Others, are stirring with anticipation of the Lord’s return and are dangerously close to just sitting and waiting for the Lord to return and doing nothing. Both approaches are contrary to the heart of Scripture, in my humble opinion. In this Psalm, there is a message and a process that we each individually can and should follow in our pursuit of freedom and liberty.
- Cry out to God for His Mercy – – Individually, collectively and nationally.
- Admit our weakness and failure as a nation and repent of those sins before God as though we were the nation rather than just individual parts. Repent personally and for the nation.
- We must come to the place that the troubled times around us and our desire for God and righteousness bring us to the place that we make our beds swim with tears. We need to mourn this nation and where we have come to as a people and incessantly cry out to God for mercy.
- We need to come out from among them and be separate. We need to stand for right and stand against wrong. How can a nation with the blood of innocent, unborn babies on its hands not face swift and severe judgment? We must seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
- Then we walk in confidence that God has heard our repentance, our mourning, or intercession, prayer, and supplication and received our prayers.
It is then that we will see the hand of God move and our enemies (the enemies of this Great Land) and the enemies of the Kingdom of God turned back, become greatly ashamed and troubled. It is then that God will cause them to turn back in shame SUDDENLY! His act will be swift and His judgment sure! It is in our hands!
My desire and prayer are that all believers cry out to God in repentance for ourselves personally and this nation collectively. That we cry out for the Kingdom of God to come, on earth as it is in heaven, and we submit ourselves to the rule and reign of the Lord Jesus Christ in all things! Pray like you’ve never prayed and work like you’ve never worked, evil does not take a holiday!
Through our God, we will see victory either here on earth and in heaven or just in heaven, but we will see victory! I heard the Lord say to me, “It’s in your hands to put it back in mine!”
Blessings as you begin your week. May the Lord Bless you richly on this special day that the Lord has made!