It’s hard for me to imagine a great king like David feeling like he is a worm (v. 6), but it’s comforting to know that even the most reverent, royal and prominent individuals feel like scum of the earth once in a while. Because we all can feel like that, huh? And David brings up a valid point in verse 8: he recognizes those who doubt God because of suffering. I mean, what God would let the people He loves suffer, right? We’ve all heard this question. We’ve all pondered it. And we all have our own reasons as to why we accept it. David had his reasons, also, and he showcases a few of them in this super poem.
Sum it up:
Why do you feel so far away, God?
You don’t seem to want to answer me,
So I’ll wait.
I feel lower than low right now.
Everyone hates me.
They mock me and say you aren’t real.
But I know you created me.
I am yours, and You are mine.
Writing prompt: low life
Write about a time in your life when you were mighty low.