PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 6
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping.” (Psalm 6:8)
God inspired David to express his raw, real emotions.
God wants us to see David struggling, doing battle against his tormentors.
Notice how David yells at them, “Away from me!”
I’m reminded of Jesus firmly stating, “Get behind me Satan!” (Matthew 16:23)
James also urges us to “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
Come to God humbly and desperately, just as you are, emotions and all.
But do not come to the Enemy this way, stand up to him and put him in his place.
You don’t have to pretend that it is easy, but don’t see it as hopeless.
Satan wants to convince you that he has the upper hand.
If he can get you to submit to his lies, he knows you won’t submit to God’s truth.
Like Jesus, submit honestly and humbly to God (“my God, my God, why have You forsaken me?”).
Like Jesus, resist the devil with boldness and hope (“get behind me Satan”).
In other words, worship God (He is the greatest!), not Satan (he is not!).
“The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.” (Psalm 6:9)
Lord, You are on my side, even when it seems no one else (or nothing else) is. With You I say, ‘shut up Satan, I belong to Jesus!’