Vs. 4, “But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “Let God be exalted!” You can almost feel the urgency of David as he cries out in this short psalm. It was as if he were in panic mode and he needed God’s help fast. Yet even in David’s haste, it’s awesome to see a person still turn to God in spite of his dire situation. Yet, it is in times like this that we must all remember that when we are weak, He is strong!
Regarding application…God’s Timing in Prayer. It’s never easy calling upon the Lord in times of desperation. Yet, sometimes God’s timing in answered prayer is going to be different than what we would like it to be. Joseph had to wait for years to be free after his brothers sold him, Israel waited many years for deliverance out of Egypt, Moses would have to wait through 10 very difficult plagues for answered prayer, David had to wait to receive his kingdom, Mary & Martha had to wait till Jesus arrived in Bethany…and the list goes on and on. It is not wrong to pray for something with fervor, but realize it may not always come to pass as quickly. As I pray for my Mom’s salvation & others in my family….I wish with all my heart they would know the love of the Lord Jesus….yet in my haste to make it happen…I must remind myself that it ultimately must be put in faith to our God. God is just & desires all to know Him. I must make an effort to realize that when my prayers seem to go unanswered. Yet, I will not give up in praying for my Mom. May the Lord deal with it quickly…but if not, I still must put my faith in the one who is the Creator of the Universe! What things in your life require desperate prayer?