Lord, I Am Weak

Psalms 6:2  Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak:

 

I. David’s Pleavs. 1 “…rebuke me not…neither chasten me…”

 

1. An Examination of David’s Plea – David realized God’s power and wrath

Weakness is not an excuse to sin; God doesn’t ignore or wink at sin in the life of a believer.

2. An Explanation of David’s Plea – David must have done something wrong

God only chastens when we sin; David had incurred the wrath of God at some point.

 

II. David’s Plightvs. 2 “I am weak…”

A. The Admission of Weakness

  1. Admission is a sign of Honesty – no hypocrisy in this prayer!
  2. Admission is a sign of Humility
  3. Admission is a sign of Hurting – (my bones are vexed)

B. The Adversity of Weakness

Weakness opens the door for temptation.

  • Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  • Mark 14:38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

C. The Advantages of Weakness

  1. Dependence – when we’re weak, we must lean on Him.
  • 2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
  1. Desire – vs. 4 “Return O Lord…”
  2. Deliverance – vs. 4 “…deliver my soul..”
  • Romans 7: 24, 25  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

III. David’s Prayer

 

1. Prayer for Remedy – vs. 2 “…heal me…”

  • Psalms 41:4  I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.”

2. Prayer for Reliefvs. 4 “save me…” vs. 6 “I am weary…”

3. Prayer for Remembrance – vs. 5 “For in death there is no remembrance…”

4. Prayer for Rejoicing – vs. 5 “…in the grave who shall give thee thanks?”

  • Psalms 51:12  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Conclusion:

When we are weak, we need to do what David did.  Admit it, and God will:

  1. Help us
  2. Heal us
  3. Hold us
  4. Honour us