Verse of the Day

Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble. Come near and rescue me; redeem me because of my foes. —Psalm 69:17-18

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

Jesus came to show God’s heart to us and to rescue us from our enemies. But today, in hostile parts of the world, as well as in the places many would least expect it, Christians are under daily attack. God sent Jesus not only to save us ultimately and totally from sin and its power but also to deliver us from the daily attacks from the evil one, our hostile cultures, and our battle with our fleshly desires. Let’s pray that our loving God will work mightily in our world today to deliver his children from the clutches of tyranny, poverty, violence, abuse, and ridicule. Let’s also pray that we recognize God rescuing and redeeming his children and praise him for his deliverance!


My Prayer…

Holy and righteous Father, please strengthen all your beloved children who find themselves under attack. Make your deliverance of them known and shown in the display of your mighty power. You are our Redeemer and Savior. In the name of your Son, Jesus, we pray:

Bible References

17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

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  1. Psalm 69:17-18
    Do not hide Your face from Your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble. Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes.

    David is in deep distress in this Psalm. His enemies are great in number and they are relentless in their pursuit of him. He states in verse 4 that people are his enemies without reason and that the number of them outnumber the hairs on his head. Even his own family has apparently turned on him (vs. 8), so he is begging God to rescue him and to deliver him from the unjust treatment he is receiving from his enemies. And in the process, reminding God that he is His servant and that he is enduring this scorn for His sake (vs. 7).

    Well, while we may not have had the level of distress that David is experiencing in this portion of Scripture, we have all felt as though we are heavily “attacked” in this life at times. When those circumstances pop up in life that are hard to endure, we too beg God to rescue us and to ease our suffering. It may even appear that He is not hearing us, or “hiding His face” from us. But rest assured He sees all and hears all that goes on in our lives! He never leaves us or forsakes us as His blood bought children (Hebrews 13:5). He will give us the strength to endure our hard times (Philippians 4:13), and the peace to go through them giving Him praise (Philippians 4:7).

    Romans 8:28
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

    God’s timing is not our timing. So, even though it seems to us that He is moving slowly in our times of distress. He is never late, and never early in bringing about His perfect will for us. He is always right on time, His time, not ours. And isn’t that the way we should want it? After all, He sees our life from start to finish and knows more than we could ever even grasp about our lives. He has a good plan for us ( Jeremiah 29:11) and will accomplish amazing things through us if we surrender to His will and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit that indwells us each day!

    Father God, thank You for Your perfect will and timing. Help me to accept Your will over mine and to receive the peace and joy that only You can give in times of trouble. I love You so Abba, and give You all praise, honor, and glory this day, Amen!

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