Psalm 142

“When my spirit faints within me, you know my way!” (v3). When the psalmist felt that the way before him was dangerous and dark, he trusted the Lord to see the path clearly. He confessed to feeling isolated and overlooked: “There is no one who takes notice of me … no one cares for my soul” (v4). Yet God was near to him. God was his refuge and portion (v5); God heard his troubles and responded with love and mercy (v2).

“I pour out my complaint … for You will deal bountifully with me” (v7). The Lord wants us to pour out our hearts to Him, so that He can “deal bountifully” with us.