Do not be far from me…


Psalm 22:11 Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. 

This short verse says a lot. We’re told it was King David who wrote this psalm, obviously in a time of trouble. We don’t know exactly what the nature of his trouble is, but it must have been a lot. David was, after all, a king. But he was also a desperate king, “trouble is near and there is no one to help”.

I have a hard time asking for help. Normally that’s not such a big deal, but lately it is. And right now it seems like the troubles I’m experiencing are like David’s – there is no one to help. By that I mean there is no one on earth to help. They are the sort of troubles only God can fix. And as disturbing as this can be, there is a strange sort of peace in acknowledging my impotence before the Lord.

Dearest Lord, do not be far from me. Amen.

2 thoughts on “Do not be far from me…

  1. Lyn Roger Zastrow

    I’m like you in that I rarely ask for help. I’m not sure if it is because of my ego, or because I feel so blessed that I don’t deserve to ask for help. I tend to give more thanksgiving.

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