Psalms for Lent | The Lord has Heard My Cry

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Psalm 6 | The Lord Has Heard My Cry

Many churches from all denominations across the globe are entering into the season of Lent to prepare for Easter. Whether you observe LENT or not, it’s a season to prepare afresh to experience the death and resurrection of Christ. It’s a time to examine ourselves in relationship to others, turn from sin afresh, and ready ourselves for action toward the cause of the fatherless, the widow and the orphan.

LENT is a time for worship and mission, and the Imprecatory (songs of injustice), and Lament (songs of grief) Psalms remind us not only to worship the Lord and trust him in our own sin, struggle, and injustice, but to engage and bring the redemption of the gospel to those in need. Enjoy our musical rendition of Psalm 6 that focuses on God as one who hears our cry.

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“I don’t wanna hear about it!” I have heard this callous comment come out of my mouth toward those I love the most, more than I’d care to admit! The truth

I have heard this callous comment come out of my mouth toward those I love the most, more than I’d care to admit! The truth is when it comes to anyone’s pain but our own, we are just not interested. This, however, is not God’s approach to his children’s suffering. Through is prophet David, he took the time to write songs that would not only help the broken to express their deep hurt but would also comfort them in knowing that they served a God who wanted to hear and heal those deep wounds. Psalms 6 is one of the greatest poems in Scripture that captures not only pain of life, but also the reality that God hears! Here’s a quick summary of Psalm 6:

David was a weeping prophet as well as Jeremiah, and this psalm is one of his lamentations: either it was penned in a time, or at least calculated for a time, of great trouble, both outward and inward. Is any afflicted? Is any sick? Let him sing this psalm. The method of this psalm is very observable, and what we shall often meet with. He begins with doleful complaints, but ends with joyful praises; like Hannah, who went to prayer with a sorrowful spirit, but, when she had prayed, went her way, and her countenance was no sadder. Three things the psalmist is here complaining of:

  1. Sickness of body.
  2. Trouble of mind, arising from the sense of sin, the meritorious cause of pain and sickness.
  3. The insults of his enemies upon the occasion of both. Now here,
  4. He pours out his complaints before God, deprecates his wrath, and begs earnestly for the return of his favor (v. 1-7).
  5. He assures himself of an answer of peace, shortly, to his full satisfaction (v. 8-10).

God is gracious in his songs to help us not only express our pain and suffering, but also to rest in the confidence that he hears us and is acting to our betterment. Download our Songs of the Forgotten album now and allow the Lord not only to validate your despairing but to convince you of his victory over the darkness that plagues you!

O LORD, DELIVER MY LIFE

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith.[a] A Psalm of David.

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O Lord—how long?

4 Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who will give you praise?

6 I am weary with my moaning;
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye wastes away because of grief;
it grows weak because of all my foes.

8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my plea;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.

Author: Dave Yauk

Dave Yauk is first a foremost a follower of Jesus. He is Husband to Katie, and Father to 4 wonderful children (Naomi, Jesse, Levi, and Analise). Dave's primary passion is to seek after Gods Glory in all things, and in his contribution you'll find he holds a passion for Theology and all things Beautiful as seen in the Creator, Creativity, Character and Culture. Dave has been privileged to do ministry in over 17 countries. This has been his primary means of education and learning as a follower of Jesus. However, Dave has also had the honor of getting a B.A. from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership, a Master's in Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from I.W.S. Dave owns the Garden City Project (an online collaborative marketplace for Christian artists and innovators), Finale School of Music, and teaches online guitar for Jamplay.com. He is also a Professor of Theology, Worship and Missiology at Visible Music College and Grand Canyon University.

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