Daily Psalm 142  NLT
Points to Ponder
Prayer to Pray
A psalm of David, regarding his experience in the cave. A prayer.

1 I cry out to the LORD; I plead for the LORD's mercy. 

2 I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles. 

3 For I am overwhelmed, and you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me. 

4 I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me. 

5 Then I pray to you, O LORD. I say, "You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life. 

6 Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. 

7 Bring me out of prison so I can thank you. The godly will crowd around me, for you treat me kindly." 

If there is one thing we could really be established in, I would say that it would be agreeing with the psalmist "You are all I really want in life."

Most of us will come across times when we, like David, need help and no one comes; they don't even give us a "passing thought." It can be a painful reality.

But let's learn like David that there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother, it is Jesus. He has suffered in all ways as we have, and when we cry out to Him He will hear us!

Lord Jesus, I love You. I know that You are all I need. Thank you for seeing me through the hard times. I praise You!
You are all I really want in life