Psalm 54

Psalm 54 has David asking for God’s help. He comes to God with a lot of simple requests:

–       “save me

–       vindicate me

–       hear my prayer

–       give ear to the words of my mouth

When do you go to God for help?  What do you ask Him?  He doesn’t require special holy prayers – just honest from the heart requests.  He wants us to come to Him with what bothers us.  Nothing is too small.  Nothing in too unimportant.  God cares about all of our desires and the things that matter to our heart.

So how does David see God?  The same way we should see Him.  “God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life”.  God is not genie in a bottle – but He does care about us.  He is our helper.  He is our strength.  He is the one who gave us life but also helps us live it well.  We can come to Him as helper and friend.

But with God’s help, there is also something that we should do in return.  David shows us how.  “With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good. For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies”.  How do you praise God for what He has done?  How do you say thanks?  We need to call out His goodness.  We need to share His blessing.  He is King and Lord and deserves our praise.  It is what He desires from us.

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