Ronnie W. Wolfe
In this psalm we read of a man whose heart is melting due to the heaviness of, no doubt, sin in his life. Other things besides sin can also burden us: the weariness of living in a sin-cursed world, the burden of the churches as we do our best to serve the Lord there, the burden of illness and heartache, etc.
Notice that this man who is crying for help from the Lord does not ask the Lord to take away the burden but rather to strengthen him. When the burdens of the world come upon us, we should beg the Lord for strength, that no matter, whether the burden is lifted or abides, we will serve the Lord.
Not only does he ask for strength, but he knows the direction from which this strength comes. It comes through "thy word." This word, of course, is the Bible, God's holy word.
- We are saved through the word, Romans 10:17; 1 Peter 1:23.
- We are sanctified through the word, John 17:17.
- We are approved by the word, 2 Corinthians 6:4-10.
- We overcome by the word, Revelation 12:11.