Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck! (Psalm 69)
- …there’s no solid ground to stand on
- …you’re stuck in deep muck
- …the floodwaters are rising fast
David cried himself dry and hoarse because of the troubles ganging up on him!
One of David’s motivations in asking God for help was not just to alleviate his own suffering, but to not be a burden to other God-followers—“Let not those who wait for You, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed because of me; let not those who seek You be confounded because of me, O God of Israel.”
So David made his prayer to God, believing that God would completely vindicate and rescue him. And as he prayed, he praised—“Let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high. I will praise the name of God with a song, and I will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”
When you’re in over your head, there’s nowhere else to look but up!
Our prayer: Holy Spirit, when I feel like I’m in over my head, may You remind me to lift up my prayer and my praise to my Savior. Don’t let other God-followers be ashamed because of me, but let my deliverance be the reason they continue to look expectantly to You!