Psalm 38

A prayer for God’s mercy when sick.

1 A cry for help
2–10 The effects of illness in David’s life
11–20 The response of others to David’s illness
21–22 A cry for help

  • Why is David suffering physically? Why was that “expected” in OT times (cf. Deut 28:22, 28–29, 35)? Can sickness occur because of sin today? Is it always because of sin (2 Cor 12:7–10)?
  • Why does David ignore threats (vv. 13–15)? What application can you make from this?