Psalm 25:16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am abandoned and afflicted.
Psalm 25:17 The distresses of my heart are increasing; bring me out of my sufferings.
Psalm 25:18 Consider my affliction and trouble, and forgive all my sins.
Psalm 25:19 Consider my enemies; they are numerous, and they hate me violently.
Psalm 25:20 Guard my soul and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, because I take refuge in you.
Psalm 25:21 May integrity and what is right watch over me, for I wait for you.
Psalm 25:22 God, redeem Israel, from all its distresses.
what supports us as we wait
Spurgeon guessed that “Perhaps the integrity and uprightness referred to are those righteous attributes of God, which faith rests upon as a guarantee that the Lord will not forfeit his word.” I think he may have been right, because David had already admitted to being a sinner in need of deliverance. If we have any hope of an answer to our prayers, it does not come from our own worthiness, but the one to whom we pray.
LORD, as we wait on you, we will trust in your integrity.