A Prayer of the Afflicted

If you would put yourself in the category of “afflicted,” “faint,” “weary,” “needing help,” “having a complaint/plea before God,” then make haste to Psalm 102, entitled, “A Prayer of the Afflicted when he is faint, and pours out his complaint before the LORD.” I am encouraged (given courage) by the way the psalmist finds his comfort and hope in God who abides forever (v. 12), who remains the same (v. 27); and by the way he looks beyond his struggles to what God is doing on a bigger perspective (v. 15, 21-22). Our great contentment is found in the fact that the one who has weakened our strength in the way and shortened our days is also the one who regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise our cries for help (v. 23, 17). God gives us what is good for us, so that we might be more humble and dependent upon Him. See II Cor. 12!



2 responses to this post.

  1. Caleb,

    Thankyou for 11 Cor. 12. I need this reminder daily in my life.
    “My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness”

    In Christ,


    • Posted by calebcangelosi on April 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

      You’re welcome, Susan! We all need to hear this every day, don’t we? May God ever keep us resting and dependent on His grace.


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