Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. Psalms 55:1-8
Here we have the account of on of God’s children that have been wronged, betrayed by a professed friend. I cannot be sure, but this might be the time of the rebellion of Absalom and the man that David trusted, Ahithophel. David shows us here how a Christian should conduct himself in such trying times. We are to take ourselves and our circumstances to God, give them to Him and then rest in His love and righteousness. When the Christian faces difficult times in his life, he is to immediately resort to prayer. We have a blessed assurance that God will hear us and understand our complaint, even if no one else can. David’s enemies had come against him with evil words and wicked deeds. With their words and deeds they were trying to take away David’s kingdom and his life. This was more than David could bear alone, so he calls out to God. This was not just a light thing; the hatred of his enemies was deadly. David said, “In their wrath, they hate me.” The snare had been laid, the schemes had been planed and the hearts of his enemies were set on his destruction. In times like these, there is nothing we can do but go to the Lord. David cries out, “I morn in my complaint.”
I know many that have come to this point in their lives, they are not sure what they are saying to the Lord; their prayer sounds like noise to them, but the Lord always hears. God help us not to forget or neglect to pray. What a blessing prayer is to the Christian. We pray because our God is accessible. David believed that it was possible for a man to speak to his God. He believed that God was a God that hears our prayers.
We pray because our prayers will move God. There are times when we feel that God is hiding, but prayer can change that. Our prayers can bring God into clear sight; He will not hide Himself from our prayers. Our prayers will part the clouds that seem to hide Him; the prayer of the child of God always finds its mark. The heart of God cannot help but be turned toward the cry of His child.
We pray because He is sufficient. God help us to know that when we pray, the God that hears or prayers can bring to pass that for which we pray. Our faith ought to give us the assurance that if we pray, all will be well.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Ephesians 3:20).
55th Book of Psalms Daily Study Psalm 55 Morning Devotional
So Glad To Be So Saved
Danny "Preacher" Bezet