Psalm 38

“But for you, O LORD, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer” (v15).  The psalmist turned to God in desperate prayer when he was close to collapsing. “I am feeble and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart …I am ready to fall; my pain is ever before me” (v8,17).  His trouble was mostly self-caused (v4,5), and he repented. “I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin” (v18).  

“Make haste to help me, O Lord of my salvation! (v22).  When our own disobedience threatens to drown us, God hears our prayer and comes to help us.