Do you need to see God's power manifested on your behalf?
Are you in a low condition and feeling helpless?
Are you troubled in your mind?
Do you feel as though your physical and spiritual life is slipping away as you lie wounded on the battlefield?
Do you find that your mind is unsteady and constantly fluctuating, and you have no more strength to stand?
God has a Miracle for you with your name on it.
There is a familiar chorus that we all love to sing -
"Do, Lord, oh do, Lord, oh do remember me,
Do, Lord, oh do, Lord, oh do remember me
Do, Lord, oh, do Lord, oh do remember me,
Way beyond the blue."
This song reminds us of David's words in Psalm 109:21 when he cried out to God for His strong and mighty intervention - "But do Thou for me, O GOD the Lord..."
These are some of the most powerful words uttered by a man. They reflect humility, submission, and total trust.
David had people cursing him, and he needed help.
He did not need it from another man.
He had an army of warriors on his side.
Yet that was not enough.
No, he needed help from the Almighty.
Hence, he cried out - "But do Thou for me, O GOD the Lord..."
Perhaps, today, you are in a "hard place." You, too, have those who are maliciously opposing you. You need help, but not from another man. You need help from God.
You need for Him to do for you what no other can do - to deliver you from your accusers and to exert His awesome power on your behalf. You need for Him to vindicate you as only He can and to put your enemies in their rightful place.
Psalm 109:21 continues onward in giving us a key on how we can always get God's attention whenever we pray. David prayed - "But do Thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for Thy name's sake..."
Here are four simple words which - when following our prayers - assure us of an audience with God.
What did David have in mind when he prayed - "...for Thy name's sake"? He was demonstrating that his single motive behind his petition was that God would be glorified in his situation.
Whenever we pray with one motive and one motive alone behind our cries; that is, that God would be glorified in the answer to come, then we can be assured that He will hear and answer our plea - all the time, in every place, and in every situation.
David went on to say - "...because Thy mercy is good, deliver thou me."
All the hours and days spent in the Presence of the Lord paid off for him. He learned God's ways by fellowshipping with Him.
One characteristic, in particular, that he picked up was that God is a God of mercy. That means that He loves to do good and show kindness to His people.
David found himself in dire straits. Things were not going well for him at all. What did he lean on? The Mercy of God. He could count on that! He knew that God through His mercy would deliver him.
Are you in dire straits as well?
Are things not going well for you?
What can you lean on?
The Mercy of God!
And be assured that, because of His great mercy, He will deliver you!
In the next few verses, David described his present condition.
In Psalm 109:22, he said - "For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me."
He was afflicted, impoverished, and helpless. He felt as though someone pierced his heart through with a dagger and left him to die.
Psalm 109:23 says - "I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust."
His life seemed to be ebbing away. He no longer had the strength to continue onward. To make matters worse, he enjoyed no peace of mind. He felt agitated and driven like swarms of locust which the winds of the East are known to briskly heave to and fro and toss up and down.
Psalm 109:24 says - "My knees are weak through fasting: and my flesh faileth of fatness."
Because of the terrible distress that he was experiencing, he had no appetite. He could not eat. Consequently, he had grown weak, feeble, and lean.
Psalm 109:25 continues - "I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads."
Could the situation get any worse for David? His enemies were so ruthless. All they could do was laugh, jeer, ridicule, mock, and scorn him.
In Psalm 109:26, he cried out - "Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to Thy mercy."
David did not pray an eloquent prayer at this point. He was not trying to impress man or God. All he could do was plead - "Help me..."
Can you relate to what David went through here?
Are you experiencing similar distress and heartache?
Are you afflicted and feeling broken by your countless troubles?
Does it seem as though you are losing strength by the minute?
Do you feel as though your life cannot go on any more?
Have others rejected you, ridiculed your stand for holiness, called you all kinds of derogatory names, and insulted, mocked, and slandered you to others?
You find that you don't even have the words to pray any more. Why don't you cry out as David did - "Help me, O LORD my God..." God heard him when he prayed, and He will surely hear you as well for He is no respecter of persons.
David then petitioned God for three things concerning his enemies. They are delineated in the following verses -
Psalm 109:27-29 - "That they may know that this is Thy hand; that Thou, LORD, hast done it. Let them curse, but bless Thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed: but let Thy servant rejoice. Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle."
Notice that he did not pray for God to kill his enemies or to hurt them in any way. The worst he asked for them was that they be put to shame.
He asked that -
...God, through His mighty intervention, would show to all that He was on David's side
...his enemies would be unsuccessful and disappointed whenever they rose up against him
...they would be covered completely and entirely with the outer garments of shame, defeat, and confusion.
Their cursing did not bother him as long as he had God's blessing on his life - "Let them curse, but bless Thou..." He knew that they would not win in the end, and that they were headed for a fall.
How could he be so confident in the midst of such distress and trouble?
He knew God's ways.
Psalm 109:31 - He knew that God is always for the "underdog" - "For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul."
This is a Wonderful Promise for you today!
It did not say - maybe or perhaps - God would do something.
It said that He "shall stand at the right hand of the poor..."
He will demonstrate through His awesome power that He is on your side - the side of the helpless and afflicted.
He will deal with all those judges of your soul - "...to save him from those that condemn his soul."
Be encouraged today, O weary Saint!
Your Miracle is on the way!
Psalm 109:30 - When it comes, be sure to do as David did and give God all of the Praise for He is truly worthy - "I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise Him among the multitude."
Get ready to shout so loudly that the people who - ridiculed, mocked, scorned, laughed at, backbit, betrayed, and wanted you to fail - will hear your Praises and be forevermore put to shame while you rejoice.
May God Bless His Word.
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