M. E. Rosson
God is our Help in Troubled Times!
The Psalm of troubled Times
Text: Psalm 6
Psalm 6 King James Version (KJV)
6 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?
4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
Matthew Henry says about this Psalm which was again to be played on strings
David was a weeping prophet as well as Jeremiah, and this psalm is one of his lamentations: either it was penned in a time, or at least calculated for a time, of great trouble, both outward and inward. Is any afflicted? Is any sick? Let him sing this psalm. The method of this psalm is very observable, and what we shall often meet with. He begins with doleful complaints, but ends with joyful praises; like Hannah, who went to prayer with a sorrowful spirit, but, when she had prayed, went her way, and her countenance was no more sad.
Three things the psalmist is here complaining of:-
1. Sickness of body.
2. Trouble of mind, arising from the sense of sin, the meritorious cause of pain and sickness.
3. The insults of his enemies upon occasion of both. Now here,
I. He pours out his complaints before God, deprecates his wrath, and begs earnestly for the return of his favour (v. 1-7).
II. He assures himself of an answer of peace, shortly, to his full satisfaction (v. 8-10).
This psalm is like the book of Job. For more often than not, when we are struck down with sickness, those who are not family, do not love us, but claim to be Godly, will always try to find the reason why God has allowed this….But the truth we find here is more simple, that Sickness will come, often from the enemy and that God can heal sickness of the Body if we will ask Him and believe!
Want to thank all for the VBS help with the Children and Thank God for Three Baptisms and 4 people joining the Church on Sunday!
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M. E. Rosson