What do you do when you are in real trouble? When you see no way out of a seemingly impossible situation?
What do you do when depression seems to be overwhelming you like a flood? When you feel you are about to drown in fear, anxiety, or hopelessness? When you are so tired of holding on?
Sometimes all you can do is cry out, “God, I need You now!” That’s what this Psalm is all about.
Psalm 69 written by Dawud in the Zabur (excerpts):
Save me, O God,
for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in the miry depths,
where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters;
the floods engulf me.
I am worn out calling for help;
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail,
looking for my God.
Rescue me from the mire,
do not let me sink. . .
Do not let the floodwaters engulf me
or the depths swallow me up
or the pit close its mouth over me.
Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love;
in your great mercy turn to me.
Do not hide your face from your servant;
answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
Come near and rescue me. . .
Below is a more modern song – a prayer – of real desperation.
Are you desperate?
Cry out. . .then trust. . .in a good and a great God.