The Blessing of Brokeness
Ps 6:1 ¶ «To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.» O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
Here we David, weary in well doing, convicted of his sin, with death looming over him. He is surrounded by enemies both natural and spiritual, and he is overwhelmed with grief. He falls upon his face, and his heart breaks before a Holy God, and suddenly, He is forgiven, restored, and rises up from this place of prayer in confidence, authority, and assurance that God has acted upon his behalf.
Shattered, traumatized, overwhelmed, weak is where this psalm starts. The end of self, the place of total abandonment to God, where unless God comes through, he is finished, his life has ended.
8 ¶ Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
Not a popular message for us Word of Faith folks. Old timers used to call this place, the place of ‘praying through’. Brother Hagin used to call it the place of praying in the Spirit until he found that ‘note of victory’ in his heart.
He still gives grace to the humble, and though 2Ti 2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
And He cannot lie, what He has promised, must surely come to pass, just need to encourage ourselves in the Word, and build ourselves back up in our most holy faith.
Break before Him. Give Him your weariness, frustration, sin, and pain. You will touch heaven, and you will be heard, and God will receive your prayer, and there will be a glorious echo from heaven, where the God of all thunder, responds in power, and brings to pass what you cannot.