“A Prayer for Heart-trouble”
Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies. Psalm 141:3-4
This Psalm is David’s evening prayer for his SANCTIFICATION and PROTECTION. He implores God to GUARD his MOUTH, and to KEEP WATCH over his lips. David’s enemies were slandering him and David was inclined to slander them, but he KNEW it was the WRONG action to take. So he calls upon God for HELP.
The problem was really NOT a MOUTH problem, as much as it was a HEART problem. Whatever is in the HEART will eventually come forth through the MOUTH. So David knew this was the problem, and he was NOT hesitant to ask God to NOT let his HEART be drawn to evil, so that he would NOT take part in WICKED DEEDS, along with the evildoers. And to NOT let him eat their delicacies, now this did not mean food. But it meant that David did not want to profit in sensual desires brought about by WICKED ACTIVITIES. So, he asked God to HELP him do what he SHOULD DO, and not fall into the TEMPTATION of doing what he SHOULD NOT DO.
David had HEART-TROUBLE, just like we do. We too are tempted, as was David, but when we are tempted do we PRAY as David did? Do we realize that it is what is in the HEART that comes out of the MOUTH? When we are TESTED, like David was, with the problem of SLANDERING, do we give in when someone SLANDERS us, and do we SLANDER them back? Or do we follow the actions of David and PRAY for God’s HELP, for us to NOT fall into TEMPTATION? That is what we SHOULD DO. And more IMPORTANTLY, what God would want us to do.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are suffering from MAJOR HEART-TROUBLE, and you are practicing WICKED DEEDS that will eventually send you to an eternity in HELL with ALL of its HORRORS, and with NO WAY of ESCAPE. In order to ESCAPE HELL, you must TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and like David, be able to PRAY for your HEART-TROUBLE, and for God’s PROTECTION. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!