“Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; my eyes fail while I wait for my God.” – Psalm 69:1-3
David is writing here, and he is pouring out his heart to God. And look at the deep despair David is in. Look how descriptive he is in how he is feeling. Think about it for a moment! This is David, the man who killed Goliath! The man of war and man of blood! A man known to his enemies and who fear his name! And yet, his soul is in complete and utter despair. He almost seems as if he has no hope. On the contrary! He has hope and it is why he goes directly to God in prayer!
I would venture to say, at the time David is writing this, that he feels completely and utterly weak. But the Bible tells us that God sees it a different way. Look at what the Apostle Paul writes, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
David may have felt at his weakest point but it was actually his strongest. Why? Because his focus was taken off of his skills and abilities and put onto God. He looked to God in his time of despair. He was right where God wanted him.
A young “up and comer” that I have worked with in the corporate world once told me, “never show weakness”. I completely disagree. I believe God wants us to be vulnerable with Him and expose our weaknesses so that we rely on Him and not ourselves.
Do you feel strong today? That is good, if your strength is placed in the Lord. But if it is not, “take heed lest you fall.” Do you feel weak and in despair today like king David? Cry out to God like David did. Put your focus and hope in Him and Him alone and rest easy, you are right where He wants you. In your weakness He is made strong. He will restore you and he will lift you up!
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” – James 4:10