Psalm 22:9 It was you who brought me out of the uterus, making me secure at my mother’s breast.
Psalm 22:10 I was given over to you at birth; you have been my God from my mother’s uterus.
Psalm 22:11 Don’t be far from me, because distress is near and there’s no one to help.
no one to help
I’m from an evangelical tradition that does not practice infant baptism, but we do practice child dedication. We have a special service dedicating our children to the Lord, and their parents to raising their children in the “nurture and admonition” of the Lord.
David is saying that his dedication was from the moment of his birth. He never knew a moment when he was not “given over to” God. He is banking on that dedication to get him through this terrible time in his life when he feels distant from the Lord.
Lord, today we pray for those who feel distress with no one to help. Make your presence known to them today.