143:1 A psalm of David.
O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
6 I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
7 Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
Thoughts (Our soul=our mind, our will and our emotions):
Verse 1-4: A cry of the heart and an appeal for mercy. (A humble and repentant heart)
Verse 5: Remembering the greatness and the goodness of God. (Meditating on the things of God and not on the problem – emotional hope and relief for the soul)
Verse 6: Praise and Worship. (I will praise You in the storm for You alone satisfy my soul)
Verse 7-9: Choosing to trust in God (I choose to hide myself in You – a decision of the mind).
Verse 10: Teach me and lead me (Not my will but Your will – a laying down of our will)
Verse 11-12: Final appeal.