God saves me, rescues.Day and night I cry out before You, continually praying and pleading.Hear me!
My soul is full of trouble – sin, doubt, worry, anger.I am close to death – physical and spiritual.I have no strength left.I am considered as dead – beyond hope.
You are so angry with me that You have put me into the lowest pit – I am overwhelmed.You have removed me from fellowship – my closest friends find me repulsive.I’m trapped and can’t get out.
I call to You every day.Do You show Your wonders to one as dead as I am?Can I rise up and praise You?Does Your love and faithfulness reach to one trapped in hell?
But I still cry – I still pray in the morning.Why aren’t You listening?Why do You reject me?Why do You hide Your face from me?
From my youth, I have been afflicted and close to death. I have suffered terrors, despair, wrath. Your anger has flooded me.You have taken my companions and loved ones.The darkness is my closest friend.
Cry out to God for help.
Cry out to God to hear.
In distress? Seek the lord. At night, stretch out your hands untiringly. Perhaps your soul refuses to be comforted – keep crying out.
Remember God. Groan. Muse. Your spirit may grow faint.
Your eyes may not close. You may be too troubled to speak.
Thinking about how things used to be?
Remember how you used to sing songs of praise, love, and adoration in the night?
Doubt creeps in. Impatience.
Will the Lord reject forever?
Will He never show His favor again?
Has His unfailing love vanished forever?
Has His promise failed for all time?
Has God forgotten to be merciful?
Is He angry and has He withheld His compassion?
Now is the time to appeal. At the lowest point.
Remember the deeds of the Lord and His miracles in your life.
Meditate on God’s works – consider each one.
Spend as much time and effort thinking about the good as doubting and questioning.
God is holy and great.
God performs miracles.
God displays His power among the peoples.
God redeems us.
Creation submits to and reflects God.
God leads like a shepherd leading a flock.