1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
Make haste to help me, O LORD!
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded
Who seek my life;
Let them be turned back and confused
Who desire my hurt.
3 Let them be turned back because of their shame,
Who say, “Aha, aha!”
4 Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
And let those who love Your salvation say continually,
“Let God be magnified!”
5 But I am poor and needy;
Make haste to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O LORD, do not delay.
Ever want to tell the Lord to hurry with whatever you’re awaiting from Him? I wanted to many times but didn’t until I read the above Psalm. Before reading Psalm 70, I thought it was irreverent to ask the Lord to hurry. As I studied this Psalm and Psalm 71 more and more, I realized that David, the very man the Lord said was “after His own heart”, was not being irreverent in asking the Lord to hurry to deliver him he was being humble in doing so. Rather than try to orchestrate or fix the dire situation he was in, David cried out to the only One that David knew could and would deliver him! The key to this type of request is humility where you know Who can and will deliver as well as when the deliverance occurs is up to Him. By asking the Lord to not tarry in situations, we are by no way usurping His sovereignty, we are reminding ourselves and Him of it!
I encourage you to study out Psalms 70-71 and if there is something for which your need to ask the Lord to “make haste”, do so. Just remember, ultimately His will in His time will be done.
Oh Lord Most High, make haste!
- The Morning verse: Psalm 70 (jeunechefdefile.wordpress.com)