From Depression to Devotion, Determination & Dependence
The “D” sentences of this Hebrew acrostic psalm contains a portion that sings of Depression, in the spirit of Devotion, Determination, and Dependence.
The eight verses alphabetically arranged:
v.25 - (D)epressed to the dust is my soul: quicken thou me according to thy word.
v.26 - (D)eclared have I (to thee) my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
v.27 - (D)eclare thou to me the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
v.28 - (D)ropping (marg.) is my soul for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
v.29 - (D)eceitful ways remove from me; and grant me thy law graciously.
v.30 - (D)etermined have I upon the way of truth; thy judgments have I laid before me.
v.31 - (D)eliberately I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.
v.32 - (D)ay by day I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
REFLECTION The pain and Depression (v. 25) leads the Psalmist to renew commitment to know the LORD God through the Word - in Devotion, Determination, and Dependence.
Source: Spurgeon The Treasury of David