Devotion – Psalms 6

S – My whole being is shaken with terror. And you, Lord—how long? 

Psalms 6:3 CSB

O – Commentary:  

The words in this verse are highly emotional. The question how long? is unfinished because of his intense frustration. (Cf. “How long?” in 13:1–2; 35:17; 74:10; 79:5; 80:4; 82:2; 89:46; 94:3; 119:84.) He longed for God’s healing.

  “Psalms,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures

A – I love the relatability of this lament. This is a common part of our relationship with God.  We desire something and he doesn’t do it.  We do what the Bible says to do…and He doesn’t do it.  We see His promises and power and…He doesn’t it do it.  Even David had to wait.  I can’t give a good answer but I do know that God’s timing is perfect.

R – Lord, help me to trust in your timing.  Help my expectations to line up with your actions.