In my distress I called upon the Lord ; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.
Psalms 18:6 ESV
David was distressed. We don’t know the exact circumstances around this Psalm. But we can relate to that feeling of distress because we all go through that in our lives at some point.
He did the right thing with his distress: he called upon the Lord. When we’re distressed we want someone to call upon. We want someone to help us. Well if the Lord is our God, He will assuredly be our Helper.
God isn’t deaf to our cries of distress. David was assured that the Lord heard him from His holy temple. David wasn’t on about the tabernacle, the portable temple of God. Instead he was referring to the heavenly home of the Lord.
Our cries might be feeble and pitiful, but they reach the ears of the Most High Lord. We can be assured that He hears our most uncertain cry for help. And we know that Christ has been through distress Himself, He knows how it feels.
“Dear Lord Most High, thank You for not being indifferent to our cries. Please respond to our pleas for mercy, for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray, amen”