Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 10, 2016

“As for me, I shall call upon God, And the Lord will save me.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 55.

I quote only the following verses.

“Give ear to my prayer, O God;
And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
2 Give heed to me and answer me;
I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
3 Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the pressure of the wicked;
For they bring down trouble upon me
And in anger they bear a grudge against me.

16 As for me, I shall call upon God,
And the Lord will save me.
17 Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur,
And He will hear my voice.
18 He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me,
For they are many who strive with me.
19 God will hear and answer them—
Even the one who sits enthroned from of old— Selah.
With whom there is no change,
And who do not fear God.
20 He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him;
He has violated his covenant.
21 His speech was smoother than butter,
But his heart was war;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.

22 Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
23 But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction;
Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.”  Psalm 55:1-3 and 16-23.

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“Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”  Psalm 50:15.

We see in today’s Scripture that David persistently called upon God.

“Give ear to my prayer, O God;
And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
2 Give heed to me and answer me;
I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,”  Verses 1-2.

“Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur,
And He will hear my voice.”  Verse 17.

Likewise, Jesus taught us that at all times we ought to pray and not to lose heart.

“Now He (Jesus) was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man.  There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’  For a while he was unwilling;  but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.’”  And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge *said;  now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?”  Luke 18:1-6.

David assured us in the conclusion to today’s Scripture.

“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.”  Verse 22.

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