Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ps 38

PS 38:1 O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure!
:2 For Your arrows pierce me deeply, and Your hand presses me down.
:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your anger, nor any health in my bones because of my sin.
:4 For m iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
:5 My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness.
:6 I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
:7 For my loins are full of inflammation and there is no soundness in my flesh.
:8 I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart.
:9 Lord, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You.
:10 My heart pants, my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me.
:11 My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, and my relatives stand afar off.
:12 Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; thoe who seek my hurt speak of destruction, and plan deception all the day long.
:13 But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; and I am like a mute who does not open his mouth.
:14 Thus I am like a man who does not hear and in whose mouth is no response.
:15 For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.
:16 For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.”
:17 For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me.
:18 For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin.
:19 But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; and those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied.
:20 Those also who render evil for good, they are my adversaries, because I follow what is good.
:21 Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me!
:22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

This is headed as Prayer in Time of Chastening.

Sometimes sickness is just sickness. An attack of the enemy. Sometimes it is the chastening of God.
The next time you get sick, ask God to heal you. Take full advantage of the good things God has provided to help restore you to health – doctors, medication, surgery, therapy, rest. If the sickness persists, however, give quiet consideration to your spiritual health. Be open to God's Spirit. He won't play games. If there is a sin issue, He will make it very clear. Then pray David's prayer in Psalm 38, The Lord will come quickly to help,

Mt 7:7 “Ask, and it will be gien to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
:8 For everyone who ask receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
:9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread will give him a stone?

Ever have unanswered prayer? Wonder why? Honestly all prayers are answered but sometimes the answer is no. Ever feel like God isn't hearing your prayer?

The example here is a good child asking for a good thing. What parent will reward bad behavior by giving a child what they are asking for? Our Father God is no different. Have I been asking God for money for something when I have not taken care of something that I had/have the money to take care of? Have I not forgiven someone for something I think they did or that they did do that hurt me? Have I been unkind to someone? Would you give your child something they want if they acted in this way? Then why are you surprised if you are acting this way that God isn't giving you what you ask for?

The evil one uses three D's to keep you from finding God. Distractions, deception, and discouragement.

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