Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help my King and my God, for to you I pray. Psalm 5:1-2
King David was an intensely energetic and emotional man. Words flowed from his heart when he was joyful, discouraged, angry, elated, or distraught. He was not a man who beat around the bush especially in his conversations with the Lord. David always let his heart speak when he prayed.
In today’s passage, David is troubled and he lets the Lord know just how he feels. He cries out for the Lord to hear his words, to consider his sighing, and to listen to his plea for help. Even though he knows the Lords completely understands his predicament, David utters the words nonetheless so the Lord doesn’t mistake his feelings. You see, in the mornings David knows he has the ear of his King and his God so he freely opens up to him and seeks his divine help.
By nature I am a very positive and faithful person in spite of my struggles with Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. I firmly believe God is in control and He is working His will in my unique situation. However, I do have my days when the struggles overwhelm me and I become discouraged. It is then, like King David, that I let the Lord know my heartfelt emotions and seek His help. By pouring out my feelings to Him in prayer, I open a conduit for His love, grace, mercy, and comfort to flood into my life.
Perhaps you are feeling discouraged, despondent, and down heartened today. If so, pour out all your emotions to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to consider your sighing. He will hear you and you will open the door to allow His love, grace, mercy, and comfort to flood into your life. He is you King and your God, so open up to Him in prayer today!