- In the way where I walk they have hidden a trap for me… Psalm 142:3c
- …There is no one who regards me; there is no escape for me; no one cares for my soul… Psalm 142:4b
- Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart is appalled within me… Psalm 143:4
So what do we do? One of the things I love about the Psalms is that they are real. They express the real struggles of real people who are really pursuing hard after God. If we look, they lead us in dealing with similar circumstances. Psalm 142:7a seems to do just that:
Bring my soul out of prison, so that I may give thanks to Thy name.This acknowledges my helplessness, and complete dependence on God. Not only to be thankful to Him, but also to pull me from the dark times of my life to a place where I am able to acknowledge that dependence. That is a fairly clear demonstration of mercy and grace don’t you think?