Tehillim / Psalms 142, ספר תהילים קמב, Part 2, Prayer without Complaint or Wantonness


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 142:1-7, the Lord knows our heart and exactly what has happened to us. David went about with an innocent heart while the enemy laid traps for him. He continues saying, ה הַבֵּיט יָמִין | וּרְאֵה וְאֵין-לִי מַכִּיר אָבַד מָנוֹס מִמֶּנִּי אֵין דּוֹרֵשׁ לְנַפְשִׁי: ו זָעַקְתִּי אֵלֶיךָ יְהוָה אָמַרְתִּי אַתָּה מַחְסִי חֶלְקִי בְּאֶרֶץ הַחַיִּים: ז הַקְשִׁיבָה | אֶל-רִנָּתִי כִּי-דַלּוֹתִי מְאֹד הַצִּילֵנִי מֵרֹדְפַי כִּי אָמְצוּ מִמֶּנִּי: 142:4 Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul. 142:5 I cried out to You, O Lord; I said, ‘You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living. 142:6 ‘Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me. (NASB) David says that there are none who seek his welfare, that only the Lord cares and protects him. He cries out to the Lord because the Lord sustains the path of the righteous, those who do what is right. David trusts in the Lord as the only One who can deliver him. The Psalm concludes saying, ח הוֹצִיאָה מִמַּסְגֵּר | נַפְשִׁי לְהוֹדוֹת אֶת-שְׁמֶךָ בִּי יַכְתִּרוּ צַדִּיקִים כִּי תִגְמֹל עָלָי: 142:7 ‘Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Your name; The righteous will surround me, For You will deal bountifully with me.’ (NASB) The Lord is truly to be praised for He works wonders to sustain His righteous ones, the people whom He loves.

Read more here: Tehillim 142-Part1-and-2