Ps 69:1-2 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foot hold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me.
David is again in the pit of despair. The floodwaters, in this case depression, is drowning him. I can relate. In 2001 I was given two medications that when used together put me into a downward spiral. It was so bad that all I could manage was go to work, muddle through the day and come home and go right back to bed. I lost over 30 pounds in about 5 months. My health was in jeopardy. I felt the end of my life was near.
I didn’t understand and prayed God would reveal the problem and its solution. One day, a coworker noticed that I wasn’t my usual chipper self and asked what was wrong. I explained everything. She told me one side effect of my new medicine was depression. After speaking with my physician and weaning off the meds, I slowly felt better.
When you lack understanding pray. God not only understands our needs he sends people to give us insight to the problem. With knowledge, we have God’s strength and help to keep our heads above the surface of devastating circumstances.