Temptation to Despair
I sink into the deep mire where there is no solid ground; I am in deep water, and the current overpowers me. I am exhausted from shouting for help; my throat is sore; my eyes grow tired of looking for my God.
[Ps 69:2-3 NET]
Prostrate before thy mercy-seat,
I cannot if I would despair;
None ever perish’d at thy feet,
And I would lie for ever there.