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Come Quickly

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Reading: Psalm 70

Verse One: “Hasten, O Lord, to save me; O Lord, come quickly to help me”.

Today’s Psalm is like a little of other Psalms in their intent. This Psalm is one of many that cry out to God for help and protection and deliverance. Many of these Psalms speak of the trial and suffering that is leading the psalmist to open with these words: “Hasten, O Lord, to save me; O Lord, come quickly to help me”. The psalmist is in need of God’s presence and help. This prayer of David is beneficial to us for several reasons.

One reason is to remind us that all people everywhere have hardships in their lives from time to time, us included. It is simply part of life. In reading how a king so great as David could have troubles just like ours troubles somehow lessens ours or at least makes us feel not so alone the n our struggle.

A second reason is to give us a pattern of prayer that we can use ourselves. This prayer of David can become our prayer for God’s presence and help. In those moments when we feel like others are against us and we need God’s intervention and saving and deliverance, we can pray Psalm 70.

A third and perhaps most important reason is to remind us that it is not only okay to ask for help but that God desires it. When we turn to God for help, we are acknowledging our need for God. In doing so, we build up our relationship because we are being honest and vulnerable. At times we can have difficulty asking for help. It feels weak and runs counter to our rugged individualism mentality that is fueled by pride and ego. Yet if the great King David needed to ask for help, surely so can we. In doing so, we are also practicing humility.

Sometimes we can even ask for help from one another in a time of need. In this we are admitting our imperfections and our inability to do it on our own. This act of humility feels risky. But it admits our need for one another as well. It admits our need for community and friendship and belonging. There we also find great love and support.

When life rains on us, may we ever turn to God and to our brothers and sisters in Christ. In our weakness, they give strength. May we come quickly to those around us. May we ever have the courage to trust in God and in one another.

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3 thoughts on “Come Quickly

  1. AMEN, I TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST , HE IS THE MASTER OF THIS UNIVERSE . 🙂

    DOES JESUS CARE WHEN MY HEART IS PAIN , TOO DEEPLY FOR MIRTH AND SONG, AS THE BURDENS PRESS AND THE CARES DISTRESS AND THE WAY GROWS WEARY AND LONG,
    OH YES HE CARES HE CARES, HIS HEART IS TOUCHED WITH MY GRIEF, WHEN THE DAYS ARE WEARY THE LONG NIGHTS DREARY, I KNOW MY SAVIOUR CARES, 🙂 HE CARES. AMEN . 🙂

  2. MAN IS HELPLESS TO PROVIDE HIS OWN SPIRITUAL HEALING . ONLY THROUGH THE POWER OF CHRIST CAN THE BELIEVER, RISE UP AND WALK, IN THE NEWNESS OF LIFE.
    🙂 BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR MY TRANSGESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR MY INIQUITIES, THE CHASTISMENT OF MY PEACE WAS UPON HIM AND HIS STRIPES I AM HEAL. 🙂
    🙂
    THE HOLY SPIRIT DECENDED UPON THE BELIEVER IN FULILLMENT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY AND PROMISE OF JESUS CHRIST. THIS EVENT MARKS THE BIRTH OF THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH. 🙂 BLESS OUR LORD. 🙂

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