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  1. “Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again…” There have been more times then I can count where my soul has no strength. Where I thought that my torment would be my end. And that I would die in the pit. Praise God that Jesus is the Light that lights the way, He is the One who sees us through. There is NO darkness so deep that His Light can’t penetrate. Praise Jesus for His Light!

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    1. Thank you Mandy, you are very right! S & G The Sound of 🤫, one of the best oxymoron examples and fitting as a supporting perspective of this Psalm. There are many recent renditions to that song, acapella or otherwise. We are grateful to the Triune GOD for His loving care that in spite of those times in the past, He has strengthen and inspired you to edify us with your blog and comments. GOD, indeed, hears us when we call, rescues us in the process, and gives us a chance to glorify Him in service. Here, the psalmist communicates his brokenness and futility to GOD. The psalmist probably feels the gravity of his situation like a person who understands his dreadful sins and sees himself/herself bound to hell or sheol or pit. But you are right, Mandy, we praise GOD that JESUS is the Light that lightens even the darkest of a human’s heart and mind; that having known his/her sins does repent on them to GOD, change ways, and hope for GOD’s promise of salvation through faith in JESUS as Lord GOD and Savior in a sanctified life. And indeed, JESUS sees through our sanctification. A blessed Sunday to you and your fellow sailor (of the Army)! Btw, nice opening lines and the song makes us reflect on the social media and the phones/tablets/ipads we are currently holding.

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      1. Love your last line, how true!!! You are right about the Psalmist feeling the gravity of his situation and Sheol as we will see in the coming verses. I am so thankful for you bringing this Psalm to life!! Love and blessings to you and your family!

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        1. We will see the gravity in the next 7 days as the psalmist continues his prayer and discussing his circumstances to GOD. We all need to hear this important rare Psalm and its lessons; foremost is talking/communicating/praying to GOD. Happy sailing! ⛵

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    1. You are right, Jim! Without GOD’s grace to save us from hell, we are doomed. Here, the psalmist continued his prayer to GOD and humbly admits/expresses his despair, and reckons his end is close. He is figuratively (and maybe physically) paralyzed on his agony. Broken and spilled out, he still talks to GOD and still reverent to Him. Something we should ponder about. There are many samples like his that we might have encountered in our life. Looking into the psalm, it has positive qualities than originally thought of. Blessings to you and your family!

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      1. Its amazing how relatable Scripture is for us especially when we are in trials, paralyzed and hurting. This verse no doubt is one sample of that. So much riches in the Psalms!

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        1. Truly, GOD gave us His Word to make us understand (e.g. consequences of sins), relate on the Biblical stories (including this psalm), assure us of salvation, and guide us to a right path in JESUS CHRIST. We are grateful to GOD for the Bible that gives us hope when we are in the midst of trials, paralysis (physical or emotional), and hurt.

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    1. Grateful to GOD for free picture site’s contributors that they portray scenes like this i.e. psychologist with her patient. Like a child talking to parent, GOD hears our prayer/agony. We can confide to GOD.

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  2. What would we do without the Lord? We wouldn’t have anywhere to run to? He is the uplifter of our souls. Interesting photo Clark.
    Blessings my friend. Have a good evening.

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    1. These are great questions, Crissy! Without the Triune GOD, we have no one to turn to. No one is like Him who sees the complete picture of the agony of His children. He knows that the finite agonizing life here would not compare to the glory in His Throne in Heaven. Blessings to you and your family!

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