v. 2 -- "May my vindication come from you ... "
This is hard for me. I find myself wanting vindication NOW - to see it, to hear it. Especially when I don't feel like I have done anything wrong to someone and they are attacking me.
v. 3 -- "I have resolved that my mouth will not sin."
How very difficult this is!!!
Constantly we hear the bad language - from those around us, in songs, in movies, in books and magazines that we read. And we are flooded with negative words as well.
But what revolution would this resolution lead to???
If I resolve that my mouth will not sin .... ???
So many times it doesn't seem very fair. I get frustrated and angry. I get discouraged. Others offend me and hurt me. What is my "outlet" to be? Why must I watch my mouth so strictly when it seems that others don't have to???
Do I dare??? Dare to resolve?
Lord, help me!!!
v. 4 - 5 -- "...by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent."
That is the way. USE the very Word of the Lord!!!
Lord, teach me HOW.
v. 8 -- "Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings ..."
My prayer. My desire. The passion of my heart and life.
v. 13 - 14 -- "Rise up, O Lord, ... rescue me ... O Lord, by your hand save me ..."
Lord, help me to just shut up and pray. Call on Jesus. Trust in you. You know. You care. And you are able!!!
Create in me a clean heart O God!!!