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Another prayer where the author is crying out for help. Even though at time he feels like God isn't listening (v1) he soon acknowledges that it is God that lifts him up from the dark place, the pit and sits him on a warm rock. There is so much comfort when your toasty warm.
The author also speaks to the fact that God didn't want sacrifices and offerings but He wants us to listen. Isn't that true today? It's so easy to "do things for God" rather than to listen to Him.
The Voice Bible translate verses 16 and 17 in a way that really makes sense to me:
But may all who look for You discover true joy and happiness in You. May those who cherish how You save them always say, "O Eternal One, You are great and are first in our hearts.
Meanwhile, I am empty and need so much, but I know the Lord is thinking of me. You are my help; only You can save me, my True God. Please hurry.
Lately, I've felt that, "empty and need so much" but God does think of me and He is my help and the only one that can save me!
God is Good!