1. Psalm 6 is a penitential psalm. (A psalm that expresses humble realization, sorrow, and regret for sin.) What is penitential about this psalm?
2. What might provoke the anger/wrath of the Lord?
3. In verse 3, the psalmist talks about his soul being greatly troubled. What did Jesus do when His soul was troubled? See John 12:27-28.
4. What do you do when you are greatly troubled?
5. What helps or hinders you as you bear difficulties?
6. How might it be beneficial if God does not remove our suffering immediately? See Psalm 37:3-7 and 2 Corinthians 12:7-9.
7. In verse 5, remembrance is more that bringing to mind an event or person. See Genesis 8:1. What is involved in remembrance?
8. Remembrance is also tied to the Lord’s Supper. Why is remembering more than merely calling to mind the event? What is tied into the Lord’s Supper? See 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26 and Matthew 26:28.
9. In verses 6 and 7, the psalmist comes to realize he is beyond the ability to help himself. What hope is there for us when we are unable to help ourselves? Psalm 121:1-2 and Ephesians 2:4-9.
10. What are instances in your life where you know the Lord has heard your cry for mercy and answered your prayer?