Old Testament In a Year: May 15 – 2 Samuel 15; Psalms 3, 69

2 Samuel 15; Psalms 3, 69
Focus Verse: But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness. – Psalm 69:13

When David fled from his son, Absalom, and felt as if he were drowning in deep waters and mire, he kept his focus on God. He directed his prayer to the One he knew could hear, answer, and save Him.

David’s request for God to answer him “at an acceptable time,” shows that he was willing to wait – for however long – on God to save him from the conspiracy of his own son. He did not try to foil Absalom’s conspiracy on his own. Just as he had waited for many long years to be delivered from Saul by God, he now waited on God to deliver him from Absalom. At every moment of crisis in his life, David turned to God and trusted in His steadfast love and saving faithfulness to deliver him.

Whatever deep mire of misery or deep waters of trouble you find yourself in, direct your prayer to God. Look to Him alone. Trust in His love and faithfulness to save you. Do not limit God’s answer to your time; but in His acceptable time, He will hear you, answer you, and help you.


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