Psalm 38 - One A Week Psalm Project
One A Week Psalm Project Psalm 38 38:9 “all my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.” The commentary I occasionally read alongside this notes “It is ironical that the more a person needs human support, the less (by his abnormality) he naturally attracts it. It is the gospel that has done most to change this.” (p154) Sure it’s old and antiquated and uses exclusive language, but it’s a good reminder that it can be difficult to help those who need it the most because they are in such a dreadful time that they are more likely to behave in ways that detract our willingness to help. But helping isn’t primarily about how we feel about that person in that moment but about how we feel about humanity. “David is outstanding in any company for his ability to wait for God.” (p155) Ps 38:13-15 I have become like one who cannot hear… I will wait. This is a summary of my experience of my Psalm time at the moment and I almost glossed over it in this Psalm and didn’t notice it. I always learning and re-learning to wait and to listen. Sometimes I think I am learning and sometimes I wonder who badly developed my discernment ability is. Sometimes I think I hear something and then wonder what on earth that was about.