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For in thee, O Lord, do I hope

David said, “O Lord, don’t punish me while you are angry!” Psalm 38:1

Now he’s realised where all his troubles were coming from, why his body was sick, and was broken hearted, an unlikely source though – the Lord’s anger was kindled against him and because of this he said,
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.” Psalm 38:6

While humbled and cast down like this he also realised that’s when the enemy takes advantage of the situation and “are trying to kill me” (Psalm 38:12). They persecute you, wrongfully, not because you’ve sinned, but David says “because I follow the thing that good is.” “For in thee, O Lord , do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God” Psalm 38:15. Because of this they will fight you tooth and nails, to make a statement.

If your hope is only in God don’t allow yourself to continue with unconfessed sins, be sorry about them and declare them off outrightly, “…lest otherwise they [your enemies] should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me” (Psalm 38:16). He says “mine enemies are lively, and they are strong:” and seems to be the case that you appear deaf and dumb, silenced even spiritually, when you’re in trouble especially with God.

The enemy rejoices, not because he cares about God, godliness righteousness or all that stuff, because the only things they ever care about are themselves. Psalm 38:12 says, “they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.”

“Forsake me not, O Lord : O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.” Psalm 38:21-22

For in thee, O Lord , do I hope that thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

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