July 28, 2021

Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O Lord!

Let them be ashamed and confounded Who seek my life; let them be turned back and confused Who desire my hurt. Let them be turned back because of their shame, who say, “Aha, aha!” Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; and let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified!”

But I am poor and needy; make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay. (Psalm 70:1-5)

As I read (Psalm 70) this morning, I observe two types of people: those who run from God and those who run to God. On the one hand, we have those rebelling against God by seeking the demise of God’s people. On the other hand, we have people whom God has redeemed who are calling out to Him for deliverance; they realize they are spiritually bankrupt and in need of salvation – their cry is, “Make haste, O God, to deliver me!” (v.1).

The question we all must consider is: Have we come to understand our need for Jesus? The question is one we must all answer as we make our way through life. Once we acknowledge we need Jesus, we can then cry out to Him to deliver us.

Moreover, in (Psalm 70) we see a person crying out to God for quick salvation; in his cry, we see the desperation of a sinner desiring the graceful touch of God. In this hour, amidst all the craziness of this world, we should be crying out to the Lord, “O God, deliver us!”

Those who are rescued by God and seek His glory can say in the face of hard times that they “rejoice… in (Him)” (v.4). True gladness of heart can only be found in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. When temptations come, and tribulation is all around, there will be little room to rejoice in our situations. When our culture becomes more and more godless, we will find little room to be glad. But despite our case, we still serve a God Who has delivered us from sin, death, and Satan. Because of this, we can rejoice and be glad; He alone brings us joy!

Although it may seem that the world mocks us (Christians) at every turn, be aware that it is the life of a disciple; always be encouraged to seek God’s glory even though our adversaries seek our demise.

Friends, there will always be adversaries around us; let us seek the glory of the Lord and the exaltation of His Name above all else. He has rescued us so that we can go about our days magnifying His precious Name! Would you pray with me?

Father, I thank you that You pour out the joy of heaven into my life. Fill me with Your power so that I can overpower any adversary or obstacle and survive any storm. Hear my prayer and deal with me mercifully, Lord, according to Your compassionate heart. When my mind is troubled, and my confidence is shaken, let me be reminded of Your promises to me. Set my heart free from the fear of failure and give me a breakthrough in my current situation. You are the Almighty King whose rule is never-ending. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><


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