Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 142 (King James Version)

1I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.
2I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.
3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
4I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
5I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
6Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
7Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.


Verse five in the New Living Translation has a very refreshing read. In the New Living Translation, the psalmist says, "You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life." In the face of troubles, persecution, and the plots of enemies, the psalmist keeps things in perspective. The psalmist wants God above all else. This is a challenge to us to keep God as the first priority in life, even when life's struggles are overwhelming.

Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Pubisher, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois, 60189. All rights reserved.