Lord, do not punish me in Your anger or discipline me in Your wrath.
References for Psalms 38:1
For Your arrows have sunk into me, and Your hand has pressed down on me.
There is no soundness in my body because of Your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin.
For my sins have flooded over my head; they are a burden too heavy for me to bear.
My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness.
I am bent over and brought low; all day long I go around in mourning.
For my loins are full of burning pain, and there is no health in my body.
I am faint and severely crushed; I groan because of the anguish of my heart.
Lord, my every desire is known to You; my sighing is not hidden from You.
References for Psalms 38:9
My heart races, my strength leaves me, and even the light of my eyes has faded.
References for Psalms 38:10
My loved ones and friends stand back from my affliction, and my relatives stand at a distance.
Those who seek my life set traps, and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me; they plot treachery all day long.
I am like a deaf person; I do not hear. I am like a speechless person who does not open his mouth.
I am like a man who does not hear and has no arguments in his mouth.
I put my hope in You, Lord; You will answer, Lord my God.
For I said, "Don't let them rejoice over me- those who are arrogant toward me when I stumble."
For I am about to fall, and my pain is constantly with me.
So I confess my guilt; I am anxious because of my sin.
But my enemies are vigorous and powerful; many hate me for no reason.
References for Psalms 38:19
Those who repay evil for good attack me for pursuing good.
Lord, do not abandon me; my God, do not be far from me.
Hurry to help me, Lord, my Savior.