Psalm 28 (NIV)
1 To you, Lord, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit. 2 Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place. 3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts. 4 Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back on them what they deserve. 5 Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again. 6 Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. 7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. 8 The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. 9 Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.
When have you been as desperate or as confident as David?
Holy Father, Precious Savior, and Wonderful Counselor, I am on my knees praying to You with all my heart and strength. Don’t ignore my pleas for help. Do not drag me into the realm of the corrupt. They have no regard for You. But You are God. Nothing is too great for You: You made a way for Your people to cross the Red Sea, You raised Lazarus from the dead after 4 days, You brought down the walls of Jerico, and You walked on the water. There are boisterous waves that are trying to divert our attention from You. A whole lot of believers are beginning to sink because there is no hope. Like Peter, the moment that I look at the waves, I lose my faith in You. Help me to shake off the spirit of heaviness that is trying to get on me. Give me the confidence to be strong and courageous. Get my eyes back on Jesus to let You walk me through the waves to get you back on the boat. There is nothing impossible for You, Lord. Amen