-Theme: Cry out to God in times of desperation and suffering. A plea for God’s mercy. God’s will and His Spirit’s leading. God’s faithfulness, compassionate love, righteousness, and deliverance.
-Historical Insight: This is a beseeching Psalm of David during some difficult days of uncertainty in his life.
-*Application* There can definitely be some confusing times of desperation during the course of our lives. How is the best way to deal with these types of situations? We can observe from this passage that prayer is a powerful weapon indeed to combat our bewildering moments. Prayer reminds us of God’s immutable character, or in other words, His unchanging ways. Prayer brings us back to the point of remembrance and offers us a better reality than our current circumstances. It gives us hope to carry on and trust in God’s preferred future. Meditate heavily on God’s communication with us. Out of that the realization of His faithfulness, His righteousness, His security, His deliverance, and His love will begin to flow. Then, ask the LORD to teach you to do His will. He is our God, and His “good Spirit” will lead us on level ground (denoting stability and uprightness). God, for the sake of His good Name, will revive His servants from every trouble. The enemies of the LORD will be cut off, and victory is assured. So, keep trusting in His goodness even when you are in the midst of difficult days. It shall pass.
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 143:10