Psalm 7 – Lord, I need You

Today is Day 7 of our Sailing Through Psalms Bible study. As I read Psalm 7 this morning, it seemed to be one of those chapters that didn’t have anything that I could apply to my life… But there’s always more.

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David prayed to God to judge him according to his own righteousness and integrity (talk about confidence!). Not saying that he was perfect but that his enemies had no reason to pursue him.


Today I’m asking myself am I confident enough to ask the Lord such things based on ALL areas of my life? This morning, I asked the Lord I to cleanse my heart of anything that’s not pleasing to Him. There’s a saying that if our prayers don’t frighten us a bit, they sure aren’t frightening the enemy. Well, Satan, be frightened!

I am SO not perfect, and I never want anyone who reads my blog to think so. My prayers frightened me this morning because I knew that I was asking God to do something BIG. There’s pain in my heart from things that I’ve faced in the past.
I’ve been ignoring that pain.
I’ve been ignoring that certain situation.
And up until earlier this week, I felt like it was OK to ignore it.
I didn’t feel like I was doing anything wrong by ignoring it and even felt kind of justified in doing so.
But the Holy Spirit convicted me so much this morning, and I just knew, this had to be it.
Instead of ignoring this situation, I’m giving it to God.
I know that God wants me to shine His light in this situation.
I know that His light and love alone will make a HUGE difference.

Psalm 7 is right on time. God’s timing is always SO perfect.

He calls us to trust Him and step out on faith.
What do I have to be afraid of?
He’s been holding my hand since the day I was born.
I’ve highlighted countless verses in my Bible, telling me, “Do not be afraid…”

I truly feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulder that I really didn’t even know was there this morning, just by saying, “Ok, God, it’s Yours. Please lead me.”


Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You’re the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus, You’re my hope and stay

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

You’re my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

I know that this post is so vague, but I would love and be extremely grateful if you all could join me in prayer regarding this situation. When God moves, He moves BIG TIME and I’m SO looking forward to seeing how He moves through this! And sharing my story in the future (if it’s meant to be shared) because I know it’ll probably help a lot of others.

I would like to thank you all so much for sailing through Psalms with me! I honestly never imagined that I’d be experiencing so many new truths when I first started planning this study. God is SO glorious!

Let’s chat! What did you learn from quiet time today (or yesterday / Psalm 6)? What verse(s) stood out to you the most? I would love to know!

Love Like Confetti,
Shar

3 thoughts on “Psalm 7 – Lord, I need You

  1. 💖 I’ve walked through these exact feelings with a few scary things in my past, joining you in prayer this morning, my heart calls out to God to strengthen you through this healing 💖

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  2. I didn’t get much out of today’s psalm this morning either, but I’m looking again and liking what I see more. I did like in verses 3-5 though how David told God to judge him if he’s done those things, and let the enemy take him down. The integrity of that to be able to tell God to do that strikes me. We’d all like to preserve our lives but maybe we did something bad that we were unaware of and if we did then it’s up to God to judge or show mercy. I may be super off base here, but I viewed it as that for me.

    Verses 12 and 13 reminded of John the Baptist when he said “The axe is already at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does no bear good fruit is cute down and thrown into the fire,” (Matthew 3:10). The imagery in the Psalm and then John’s words really struck in my mind. I’m always trying to look for ways to plant my seeds and grow fruit so that my tree is not chopped down.
    And then yesterday what I got out of Psalm 6 was to remember to be patient in prayer. I will be praying for you Shar and hoping for the best to come out of it all. ❤

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  3. What stood out to me in Psalm 7 is all the things that I should do. Seek refuge in God, gather around God, be virtuous and have integrity, have a pure heart, thank God, sing praises to God… I love that song, by the way! My daughter’s favorite verse from Psalms 7 was verse 9: O Righteous Lord, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. Bring PEACE, Lord. The world needs peace.
    Psalm 6:4 was a favorite too. “Turn, O Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.” As a summery my daughter wrote “Celebrate! Jesus loves you with unfailing love.” It makes my heart smile. 🙂

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