Lord, I Am Weak
Psalms 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak:
I. David’s Plea – vs. 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 Plight – vs. 2 “I am weak…”
A. The Admission of Weakness
- Admission is a sign of Honesty – no hypocrisy in this prayer!
- Admission is a sign of Humility
- 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
- 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.
- Desire – vs. 4 “Return O Lord…”
- 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 Relief – vs. 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.
When we are weak, we need to do what David did. Admit it, and God will:
- Help us
- Heal us
- Hold us
- Honour us