Today’s Encouragement is Psalm 69:13 ESV “But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.”
At an acceptable time –
David was in great distress (v17), despair (v20) and he was weary (v3) from crying out to God! He acknowledged his own sin (v5), his own responsibility for being in this very bad situation. His enemies were powerful, a huge number, and they hated him (v4)! And yet – his Faith is so loudly proclaimed in this song… Trusting in, Waiting on, and Asking God to deliver him from this painful trial.
And David’s response to this waiting? Verse 30 “I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.”
He sang! He sang God’s praises while still waiting for God to act! He praised God even while he was in despair and worn out from asking God to rescue him. And why does he trust God to rescue him? Because of the abundance of God’s steadfast love.
Father, grant us this depth of faith, this measure of confident hope in You, Your Love and Your deliverance… at the time acceptable to You, in Your time and in Your way… We trust in You for our help! Always. Your way is best!
Even when it hurts