03/27/19 – Luke 7:36-8:3; Psalm 69:1-18; Proverbs 12:1
Have you ever met someone who has a fear of water — a fear of drowning? In some cases they will never board a boat and even crossing over water via a bridge is stressful. This fear is called aquaphobia.
I raise this concept because as I read Psalm 69 I could envision from David’s word-picture how desperately someone with aquaphobia would seek a way out of water. His words reminded me, again, of how urgently David “sought God’s heart.”
1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
2 I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
3 I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.