Distress Call | Psalm 86:1-7
Today's Passage: Psalm 86:1-7
Key Verses: Psalm 86:2b-5
You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you. You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
David was in a tough situation. He described himself as being "poor and needy." He was in "distress." He cried out for help "all day long." Maybe that's exactly where you are today.
David's requests are many and so are his statements of confidence. He asked God to guard his life, to show him mercy, and to bring him joy. He prayed that God would listen, hear and answer his requests. These requests are shared with his personal God who is "good, abounding in love to all who call" to him. David is confident that his prayer will not go unanswered.
We can have that same confidence. Whatever your situation, God hears your prayer. He is good and abounding in love. He is a God who listens to your cries and has something to give. I don't know how or when God will respond, but I know the answer will be in his perfect time according to his perfect will. That's confidence!
Father, like David, I cry out to you in my distress. Please save your servant who trusts in you. You are forgiving. You are good. You abound in love. I put my trust in you. Thank you for always listening, always hearing, and always answering. In Jesus' name. Amen.