Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! Psalm 38:21,22 The heart of God is not turned though His face be hid; and prayers are not flung back, though they be not instantly answered. Timothy Cruso

Psalm of David: I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence. Psalm 39:1 We are watched; our words are caught; our lives are examined. Let us take care that we exhibit our Master, and not ourselves. Charles Spurgeon 1834-92

I was mute with silence, I held my peace even from good; And my sorrow was stirred up. Psalm 39:2 The same law which forbids all corrupt communication requires that which is good. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister Bible commentator

My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned. Psalm 39:3a When emotions are allowed to illuminate our inner selves, they can tell us things we never knew about ourselves. John Powell, Christian author

(During meditation) I spoke with my tongue: ‘Show me, O Lord, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life’. Psalm 39:3b,4 Though our years may be wisely concealed; our purpose is not.