The outpourings in this psalm become vehicles for all the ways in which God’s people suffer. Paul cites verse 22 in Romans 8:36-39 as he finds the words of this psalm expressing the suffering he experienced in his reborn life in Christ. Allow this psalm to carry you through your pain. Moving slowly through the psalm, painful memories, and other sorrows will attach themselves to this prayer and move outward into God’s presence. Your awareness will shift from pain to the presence of God who alone gives healing and meaning to the suffering.
You may find it helpful to note down specific concerns that come to mind. You blend in with millions of people today and over the centuries who found peace and the soothing comfort of God’s abiding presence through this and all the psalms.
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms.