Psalm 55:22 – Verse of the Day 6/4/13
Psalm 55:22 is a song of lament. It is unique because it deals not only with difficult circumstances, but the betrayal by a friend and fellow believer. The Psalm moves from despair to hope as the psalmist anticipates the suffering Messiah who would bring salvation. This verse comes at the Psalm’s conclusion and might be read both as a prophecy regarding Jesus and a promise for believers.
Just as the Jesus cried out to the Lord when he carried the burden of our sin, so we are called to cry out to Him to help us in the midst of our sin. Spend some time in prayer confessing your sins to God and thanking him not only for the promise of forgiveness but also His promise to sustain strengthen us.