Psalm 143:5-6 Emerging from Despair

This evening I completed a fairly lengthy meditation on Psalm 143, a psalm from David when he was in despair. In the early part of the psalm, David recognizes his sin and his unworthiness to approach the LORD, but he nevertheless praises the LORD and then appeals to God to deliver him from his distress. A careful consideration of 143:5-6 shows that David has a strategy for escaping from his enemies and from his despair, a strategy that any believer can use to be likewise delivered from despair.

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