Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
Wherever the believer is, he can find a way to the throne of grace by prayer. God calls us by his Spirit, by his word, by his worship, and by special providences, merciful and afflicting.
When we are foolishly courting lying vanities, God is, in love with us, calling us to seek our own mercies in him. The call is general, “Seek ye my face;” but we must apply it to ourselves, “I will seek it.”
The word does us no good when we do not ourselves accept the exhortation: a gracious heart readily answers to the call of a gracious God, being made willing in the day of his power.
The psalmist is requesting the favour of the Lord; the continuance of his presence with him; the benefit of Divine guidance, and the benefit of Divine protection.
God’s time to help those that trust in him, is when all other helpers have failed. He is a surer and better Friend than earthly parents are, or can be.
What was the belief which supported the psalmist? That he should see the goodness of the Lord. There is nothing like the believing hope of eternal life, the foresight of that glory, and foretastes of those pleasures, to keep us from fainting under all calamities.
In the meantime, we will be strengthened to bear up under our burdens. Let us look unto the suffering Saviour, and pray in faith, not to be delivered into the hands of our enemies. Let us encourage each other to wait on the Lord, with patient expectation, and fervent prayer.
Remember these articles are from a humble servant doing God’s work as aWatchman. Blessings to all. May your walks be steady blessed and lead to Yeshua waiting at the door when the time is right.
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will sup with him and he with me.”