Psalm 38

Psalm 38

A psalm of David, asking God to remember him.

1 O Lord, don’t rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage!

2 Your arrows have struck deep, and your blows are crushing me.

3 Because of your anger, my whole body is sick; my health is broken because of my sins.

4 My guilt overwhelms me—it is a burden too heavy to bear.

5 My wounds fester and stink because of my foolish sins.

6 I am bent over and racked with pain. All day long I walk around filled with grief.

7 A raging fever burns within me, and my health is broken.

8 I am exhausted and completely crushed. My groans come from an anguished heart.

9 You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh.

10 My heart beats wildly, my strength fails, and I am going blind.

11 My loved ones and friends stay away, fearing my disease. Even my own family stands at a distance.

12 Meanwhile, my enemies lay traps to kill me. Those who wish me harm make plans to ruin me. All day long they plan their treachery.

13 But I am deaf to all their threats. I am silent before them as one who cannot speak.

14 I choose to hear nothing, and I make no reply.

15 For I am waiting for you, O Lord. You must answer for me, O Lord my God.

16 I prayed, “Don’t let my enemies gloat over me or rejoice at my downfall.”

17 I am on the verge of collapse, facing constant pain.

18 But I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done.

19 I have many aggressive enemies; they hate me without reason.

20 They repay me evil for good and oppose me for pursuing good.

21 Do not abandon me, O Lord. Do not stand at a distance, my God.

22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my savior.

Love, your servant Garrett