“But you, oh God my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name’s sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!”
On what basis do you seek to deal with God? On your own, according to your own deeds? As someone who can face God on your own terms? Or on the basis of his unchanging character of love and deliverance?
The Psalmist had it right. David was facing murderous opposition, but he knew where to turn in his distress, and who to turn to. He wrote this Psalm as a complaint to the Lord at the injustices he was suffering, and as a cry for mercy and deliverance.
Where do we turn in times of trouble? Family, friends and wealth will all let us down, but the faithful Lord never will. Trust in his name, rest in his love, and seek his deliverance.
“Oh Lord my God, help me in my troubles to know your steadfast love and deliverance. Give me justice against my enemies. For your name’s sake I pray, amen”