The Prayer of a Suffering Penitent. 1-2 Take a deep breath, God; calm down— don’t be so hasty with your punishing rod.Your sharp-pointed arrows of rebuke draw blood 4 I'm swamped by my bad behavior, collapsed under gunnysacks of guilt.

A petition. Add to that – his friends are leaving him and his enemies are increasing in number and in power.

Your sharp-pointed arrows of rebuke draw blood; my backside smarts from your caning. Psalm 38 - A psalm of David. He poured out his confession to God in Psalm 51 and asked for a “clean heart” after that affair. 3-4 I've lost twenty pounds in two months because of your accusation. 2 Your sharp-pointed arrows of rebuke draw blood; my backside smarts from your caning. Let’s turn to Psalm 38. 38 1 Take a deep breath, God; calm down - don't be so hasty with your punishing rod. I’ve lost twenty pounds in two months because of your accusation. A David Psalm-2Take a deep breath, God; calm down—don’t be so hasty with your punishing rod.Your sharp-pointed arrows of rebuke draw blood;my backside smarts from your caning.-4I’ve My bones are brittle as dry sticks because of my sin.

As a result, David is suffering physically and emotionally. In it, David is rehearsing the fact that his sin has caused God to attack him. Previous | Index | Next >> "THE BOOK OF PSALMS" Psalm 38 - The Penitent Plea Of A Sick Man OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS PSALM 1) To note the physical consequences that may often follow sin 2) To consider the connection David made between his illness and God's chastening for sin SUMMARY This is a penitential psalm, a prayer for deliverance from God's chastening for his sins. 3 I've lost twenty pounds in two months because of your accusation. Your sharp-pointed arrows of rebuke draw blood; my backside smarts from your caning. Psalm 38 is a lament psalm. Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on … Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me. A David Psalm 1-2Take a deep breath, GOD; calm down— don't be so hasty with your punishing rod. This week I’ve been meditating on Psalm 38, the third of seven “penitential psalms.” It’s a psalm of David, who infamously committed adultery with Bathsheba and sent her husband to his death when she became pregnant. So, let’s look at the superscription of Psalm 38 first.

I’m swamped by my bad behavior, collapsed under gunnysacks of guilt. My bones are brittle as dry sticks because of my sin. LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Psalm 38 - NIV: LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. A David Psalm Take a deep breath, GOD; calm down— don’t be so hasty with your punishing rod.