Psalm 142 – Jehovah, the Refuge of the Lonely Ones

Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave.

1 4261 I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

2 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.2 426

The psalmist in tribulation calleth upon God for his delivery.  The seventh penitential Psalm.  Learning how to be transparent with God in prayer when in trouble and at the same time acknowledging the Lord’s bountiful dealing.

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