BIBLE READING: Psalm 23, 51, 86, 122
Psalm 86 is known as A Prayer of David. Within the first ten words of this psalm, we read words written by David that express a sentiment often felt by many of us. David writes, “Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.” When you read that line, you can almost envision David stomping his foot and yelling “ANSWER ME!” Don’t many of us feel that way too sometimes? We all have that person we have repeatedly prayed for day after day, year after year, and still no answer from our Father in heaven. We get discouraged. We may even stop praying because we don’t believe He will answer us. In our desperation, we just want to scream as David did…”ANSWER ME!” We read that by the end of the Psalm, David acknowledges that the Lord has helped him and comforted him. It is easy to get frustrated when our prayers aren’t answered on our time frame. But, just as David did, remember God’s faithfulness and remember all the blessings in the past. Looking back will help you look forward and that is part of your answer.