Psalms 30:8

8 I called out to you, God; I laid my case before you:

Psalms 30:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 30:8

I cried to thee, O Lord
In his trouble, when the Lord had hid his face from him, and he was sensible that he had departed from him: he was not stupid and unaffected with it; nor did he turn his back upon God, and seek to others; but he cried after a departing God, which showed love to him, and some degree of faith in him, by looking again towards his holy temple, and waiting upon him until he returned;

and unto the Lord I made supplication;
in the most humble manner; entreating his grace and mercy, and that he would again show him his face and favour.

Psalms 30:8 In-Context

6 When things were going great I crowed, "I've got it made.
7 I'm God's favorite. He made me king of the mountain." Then you looked the other way and I fell to pieces.
8 I called out to you, God; I laid my case before you:
9 "Can you sell me for a profit when I'm dead? auction me off at a cemetery yard sale? When I'm 'dust to dust' my songs and stories of you won't sell.
10 So listen! and be kind! Help me out of this!"
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