Psalm 6

Are you afraid God is about to judge you? David was.
In Psalm 6 he says: “do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.” (6:1) He goes on to describe a the physical and spiritual pain he is. He’s “faint… his bones are in agony. His soul is in deep anguish,” (6:2-3).
The deep fear and pain he feels is physical, emotional, spiritual. But then he asks: “Save me because of your unfailing love.” (Psalm 6:4)
One of the root causes of sin or mistakes we make is fear. But God’s unfailing and “perfect love casts out fear.” (1 John 4:18)
Rather than looking at the sins you may be committing over and over and over – ask yourself: “What is it that is driving me to sin? What am I afraid of? What am I trying to escape from?”
The truth is we do not need to run any longer. Escape is not an option. When we take matters into our own hands we make things worse.
But when we confess our fears in God’s presence he “hears our weeping” (6:8) “he hears our cries, he accepts our prayers” (6:9) and he responds with overwhelming force (6:10) to cast out those very fears from our hearts.

Author: Ryan Lunde

Young Adults Pastor at Emmanuel Faith Community Church Escondido, CA

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