Does sin bother you? Are you sensitive to all the junk you see everyday? Or has the saturation of nasty stuff on TV made you lazy about sin? Have the sselfish actions of others made your heart hard and shallow? Do you care anymore about abusive language, or sexual exploitation, or violence, or hurting kids, or starving people, or freezing families, or depressed coworkers? The writer of psalms 119 says that his heart breaks over this stuff— because he is allowing God to shape the way he looks at our world. "Streams of tears flow from his eyes" when he sees God’s ways not followed. His soul yearns for things to be as they should be… but aren’t.
Your statutes are wonderful;
therefore I obey them.
The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.
I open my mouth and pant,
longing for your commands.
Turn to me and have mercy on me,
as you always do to those who love your name.
Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.
Redeem me from the oppression of men,
that I may obey your precepts.
Make your face shine upon your servant
and teach me your decrees.
Streams of tears flow from my eyes,
for your law is not obeyed.