Twice in this short psalm David includes pointed words of lament for God has “rejected us” for our transgressions. He begs God to remember that there are many who fear the Lord and are worthy of rescue.
Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.
With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.Psalm 60:11-12
When we give God the glory, we can boldly ask for his help.
It’s funny. I decided to grab my guitar and sing through psalm 61. To God be the glory, this is not music for public consumption, but straight from my heart to the Lord as tears stream down my face.
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.Psalm 61:2
I wish I had an ounce of talent that could turn this psalm into a worship song that would elicit the emotion I feel at this moment. So intimate. So real. Holy Spirit you are all over my heart right now. To God be the glory. Teach me how to honor your name above all others.
Why am I still weeping?
An oddly emotional morning as I sing through these psalms. The Holy Spirit is ministering to me. Somehow I need to share this.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.Psalm 61:5-8
Such a comforting warm embrace. Am I the only one who feels like this? Am I the only one who appreciates the quiet? I guess I’m just so odd that I don’t actually fit in anywhere, but I know that God loves me anyway.
Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
together they are only a breath. Psalm 61:9
“If weighed on a balance, they are nothing.”
Even so, the Lord’s love is unfailing.