The description of the Psalm I was about to read was, “A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before God.”
I was prepared for one the Psalmist usual triads of “Why me? Where are you God? How could this happen?
But instead this was not really a prayer but a declaration. This Psalmist declared the majesty of God, the faithfulness of God, and the power of God.
Lesson learned? When you feel as if you have been afflicted, when you have grown weak, began to declare the goodness of God. Recall what He has done. Remember His faithfulness. That is the lament of the weak. Let the weak say, “I am strong.”
“But you, Lord, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come. For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity. The nations will fear the name of the Lord, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory. For the Lord will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory. He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.”
Psalm 102:12-17 NIV