Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O LORD—how long? (Psalm 6:2-3)
How long, O Lord? Maybe that’s what you have been thinking over the past few weeks. As stories of tragedy break on social media like towering waves crashing on your heart, you feel the heaviness of trouble weighing on your soul as your bones throb with sorrow. David understands. But, he also doesn’t keep it to himself. Unlike our first ancestors who hid from God, David poured out his soul to the only true healer.
As this global hardship continues, your tendency may be to hold it all in, put on a “happy face” and try to be brave before others. Or maybe you keep extremely busy filling your time with cleaning the house for the fourth time while checking the latest news report. Yet, your soul is still aching for rest. For peace. David knew he could be honest with God, but he also knew that God alone could rescue him. So go to God in prayer pouring out your heart because He hears your cries (v8). Go to Jesus who is familiar with sorrow and acquainted with grief. Receive his words and experience healing in your soul. He said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28).