1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers
them in times of trouble.
2 The LORD protects and preserves them— they are counted among the
blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their
bed of illness.
4 I said, “Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
5 My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die and his name perish? ”
6 When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart
gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.
7 All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst
for me, saying, 8 “A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up
from the place where he lies.”
9 Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread,
has turned against me.
10 But may you have mercy on me, LORD; raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
13 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.
1. This song is David’s prayer for mercy when he was seriously ill.
He expresses his confidence that those who care for the weak will
be cared for in their own weakness.
2. From his past experiences, David concluded that even though everyone
else, including our close friends, may abandon us when we
most need their support, God will never give up on us.
3. Praise God for his love and mercy that never gives up on you.
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen
to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer
in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.