Psalm 22:15a "My strength is dried up like a potsherd"
Day 169 – Psalm 22
“My strength is dried up like a potsherd” Psalm 22:15a
HOW MUCH SUFFERING CAN A PERSON TAKE?
How great is human strength against “bulls” and “lions”? The psalmist David admitted that he found himself feeling terribly afraid.
“I am poured out like water,
And all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted within Me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And My tongue clings to My jaws;
You have brought Me to the dust of death.”
1. A candid description
a) “Poured out like water”
A description of life being drained way.
b) “All My bones are out of joint”
A description of great and intense pain.
c) “My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me”
A description of the heart battling deep despair.
d) “My strength is dried up like a potsherd”
A description of broken pottery that has been discarded.
e) “My tongue clings to My jaws”
A description of physical agony arising from acute thirst.