|Psalms 38:7 |
7 For my loins are filled as with a loathsome disease, and there is no soundness in my flesh.2
2 my loins are filled as with a loathsome disease. This references the supernatural suffering that the Lord allows to be inflicted upon us as we seek him. This painful, continual roaring in our private parts is tribulation. The Lord, speaking of those who he afflicted says: Ask yourself now, and see whether a man suffers with childbirth? Then why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in labor, and all faces are turned into paleness? Jer 30:6. And David refers to this again: You brought us into the net; you laid affliction upon our loins. Psalm 66:11. And Isaiah: Therefore my loins are filled with pain; Pangs have taken hold of me, like the pangs of a woman in labor. I was distressed when I heard it; I was dismayed when I saw it. Isa 21:3. And Lamentations references it: He has caused the arrows of His quiver to pierce my loins. Lam 3:13.