Prayer asking for help

This is another King David’s Psalm and it is nothing more than a prayer for help in affliction. What is affliction? It is what we spend day by day for God to form our character as Christ’s, affliction is difficulty, trial, pain, anguish, etc, but it is good that at times like those we can recognize who our God is and how much we must trust in His fullness.

Let us read this Psalm 13:

1 How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?How long will You hide Your face from me?

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my God; Enlighten my eyes, Lest I sleep the sleep of death;

4 Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him”; Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

5 But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

6 I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

Here we see a David invaded by problems, a repressed David, a David who could no longer bear the heaviness he was going through, but a David confident in the goodwill of God. We ask ourselves in moments of affliction: Where is God? Beloved brothers, we must understand that God always allows these moments in our lives, but at the same time we must also understand that those moments will pass.

There are many people who would be happy if they see us lying on the floor and that’s exactly what David’s enemies wanted, to see him sunk in the mud and that’s why he says: “My enemies would be happy if I slipped.”  Further on it says: “But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.”. David was trusting that God would give him victory over his enemies despite that bitter moment.

We end with this and at the same time we repeat it together with the psalmist: My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, because he has done me good. This is what I call confidence, to thank God without even receiving the requests.

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7 comments on “Prayer asking for help

  1. What, and encouragement to know that God uses even the hard times to shape and build us,what A Mighty God we serve in Jesus name. I am so glad to be in His Service

  2. Thank you Jesus Christ for saving us wake up this morning because your mercy longsuffing the devil is busy don’t care about nobody himself look forward come very soon be no more death crying pain make all things new start all over slate clean

  3. Thank you for blessing us with the verse…I am very blessed indeed and the devil is a liar I say now.Mayour living God be with us now and forever amen.

  4. Prayer asking for help
    A discouraged spirit is a spirit that is short on prayer; and his communion with the Spirit of God, who abides in it, is not what it should be. It is a spirit saddened by sin against the Lord. That spirit has grown grieved. So that sin must be confessed.

    David prayed to the Lord and had comfort in his soul. He said:

    “But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
    I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.”
    (Psalm 13:5-6)

    When we delay prayer or confessing our sin, the enemy of our souls takes advantage of us and puts in our hearts doubts about our God’s protection, about the salvation of our souls. David feared that his enemies could be exalted and triumph over him. He had a discouraged heart. But when he prayed to the Lord and trusted on his mercy his heart rejoiced in His salvation.

    He praised the Lord and sang to Him because the Lord had blessed him bountifully.

    The teaching we receive from the Word of God, before that evil day comes, is we need to be near the Lord every day, and not to delay confessing our sins to him. “Neither give place to the devil,” says the apostle
    (Ephesians 4:27), lest the devil should take the joy of our salvation away.

    May the Lord God keep us near Him, each moment of our lives, as we seek his peace

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