Lord, Be Merciful ~ Psalm 41:4


When your heart throbs and flutters, when your swollen limb seems as if it were laid on an anvil and beaten with red hot hammers, when the pain goes through you again and again until you cry out in agony, and when the tears unwittingly fall from your eyes, pray this prayer, “Lord, be merciful to me” {Psalm 41:4.}

I have found that when medicine fails, or when sleep is chased away, or when pain becomes unbearable, it is good to appeal directly to God. I say, “Lord, I am Your child. Will You allow Your child to be tortured with pain? Did You not say, ‘As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him’ {Psalm 103:13}?

Therefore, Lord, be merciful to me.”

I can honestly assert that I have found immediate relief and remission of extreme pain in answer to a simple appeal to my Father. I know that many of you have had a similar experience.

When hurting  with severe pain, you will find that quiet resignation, holy patience, and childlike submissiveness will enable you to pray, “Lord, be merciful to me.”

This often brings better relief that anything that the most skilled physician can prescribe. You are permitted and encouraged to act this way. When the rod falls heavy, look up into your Father’s face and say, “Lord, be merciful to me.”

~This was sent to me by a wonderful crazy friend, I love you, Dianna!

4 I said, “O LORD, have mercy on me;
heal me, for I have sinned against you.”  psalm 41:4

13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

About Kristina

54 year old Christian lady, knitter, crafter, church admin, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my 4 dogs and my pigs servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

2 responses »

  1. I’m sorry you’re still in pain but I’m glad prayer is giving you relief.
    kevin, you read too fast, that was a devotion that was sent to me by a friend. altho, yes, i have been praying for healing!

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