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“For the Lord Has Heard”

“I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; My eye wastes away because of my grief … for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping” Psalm 6:6-8.  Not knowing the specific situation of David’s anguish in this Psalm can give us hope as we can apply it to how God will treat all his people in distress in various circumstances.  Because those of us who have been know this to be true. David’s first concern is that God’s wrath may come upon him.  He is very mindful, as many of us are, that we are not different than the “workers of evil” he wants gone from him.  God’s grace and our repentant spirit are all that separate us. But he is languishing, troubled, and weary.  He questions how long he must endure and begs God to spare his life.  Grief has weakened him.  Can this be applied to Jesus in Gethsemane, He who was made like His brothers in every way and was tempted in every way, just as we are?  If so, the Lord heard His plea and accepted His prayer.  What was it?  Not to escape the cross He had to bear but to submit to His Father’s will while doing so. So ours are heard and accepted as well—if we trust Him and our will is His.  What is your prayer in your grief?