Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hurry!

 1Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
 2Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
 3Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
 4Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
 5But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

Hurry!

In this psalm of David, we sense David's urgency when pleading with God for help.
Make haste (hurry), O God, to deliver me; make haste (hurry) to help me, O LORD.
Few of us have had to spend much of our lives fleeing from our enemies as did David both in his earlier and then later years. Yet, even in his frustration and weariness David knew that unless his help came from God it would be of no effect. It was certainly in God's power to confuse and shame the enemy to the point they would cease to seek David's life, or to overpower them and bring David safely back to his home.

Knowing he faced such hardships helps us to understand his great faith and trust in God. David learned while still a youth that the battle was not his, but was the Lord's! From his heart of hearts he encouraged those who loved God's salvation to continually magnify the name of God. Though he was king, before God he knew that he was poor and needy; if victory was to be his, it would be at the hand of God.

What are we to learn from the words of David as shown in Psalm 70? How can we apply this psalm to our own daily lives? No matter what our circumstances, and no matter who our enemies may be, our true help will come from the hand of God. It is to Him we must continually go for help and strength to go through each day He grants to us on this earth.

We serve an amazing God who knows us, loves us, and keeps us; He is never too busy or too far away to come to our aid. And, in desperate times, it is not wrong for us to say, "Hurry!" God has put many resources at our disposal, but none will have any affect apart from Him.

May we, then, like David fall before the Lord our God, daily, seeking His help to run with patience the race that He has set before us.

Let God be magnified!

God Bless You,
Linda

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