Psalm 61:1Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
Have you ever felt as though the clouds above your head were acting as a shield, preventing your prayers from reaching God’s throne of grace? Do you ever get the feeling that heaven is so far away that God just may not hear you? Could it possibly be that God is not listening to you? David begins many of his Psalms asking God to hear him. In this Psalm he says; “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.” David finds himself in a time of sorrow. He is King with great power and authority, yet feels no inner strength within his soul. In the beginning of the next verse he says; “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee” It’s as if David felt that God has left him all alone and he is crying out from a great distance, God, please come back. God, please hear me. God, I need you.
There are times in every believer’s life when we feel as if we are all alone. Sometimes it’s during an illness we can’t seem to overcome. It may be a time of sorrow over the loss of a friend or family member. It may simply be a lull in life that makes us feel as if God has left us. The very fact that you feel a need for the presence of God should be encouraging. Your cry to Him shows a love and desire for His closeness. By the end of this short Psalm, David remembers God’s presence in the past. God’s help when he needed it, and watch care over Him. His faith in God causes him to end this Psalm in joy and Singing.
Calling to remembrance God’s past love and care for us will increase our faith in His presence and promise. He said, He would never leave us. When God says never, it means NEVER! Call unto Him, Cry out to Him, and know He’s listening.
Did you remember?
Is that singing that I hear?
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