Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11c

Hedges, walls moats and cloaks: This day He devotes. We in joyfully gratitude welcome or in bitter indignation dismiss - His grace.

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

God promises special protection to his loved ones who fear him and serve him. That protection doesn’t come by removing us from trials and difficult circumstances. His special care is most clearly seen when we are in the midst of trouble. “The Voice of the Lord” Lewis and Harriet Lederer Foundation, Inc. Messianic Jewish Publishers


(written by David) O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure. Psalm 6:1

The Lord’s rebukes or reproves of his own people are always in love, and never in wrath, though people sometimes fear them and therefore deprecate (their value). John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

(David) Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony. Psalm 6:2

When I'm in pain, I forget that you care about me. I forget that you have helped me through my trials. I forget that you hold me in your arms to keep me safe. I forget that you are feeling my pain with me. I forget that you love me; I forget that I am important to you. Timothy Dailey

(David) My soul is in anguish. How long, O Lord, how long? Psalm 6:3

The depressed person often endures an endless stream of words within his mind, words of helplessness and failure that only deepen his depression. “The Voice of the Lord” Lewis and Harriet Lederer Foundation, Inc. Messianic Jewish Publishers