Honesty

Standard

1 Don’t turn a deaf ear when I call you, God.
If all I get from you is
deafening silence,
I’d be better off
in the Black Hole.

2 I’m letting you know what I need,
calling out for help
And lifting my arms
toward your inner sanctum.

– Psalm 28:1-2 (The Message)

Over the past few days, I have been reading in Psalms as part of my morning devotion. Something that has really struck me, in my reading, is how much David whines to God. David never minces words, he tells God exactly how he feels. I like how he compares deafening silence, on God’s part, to living in a black hole.

6 Praise be to the LORD,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.

8 The LORD is the strength of his people,
a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance;
be their shepherd and carry them forever.

– Psalms 28:6-9 (The Message)

Notice that David lets God know what he needs (prays), humbles himself (assumes the right posture), and then gets an answer.

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.

– Psalms 28:7a (The Message)

  • Due to God being David’s strength, he trusts God.
  • Due to God being David’s shield, David knew that God would continually help him.
Have you let God know what you need today? As we have seen, God is faithful to answer.