Desperate Moments

Desperate Moments

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

David was desperate. He had prayed but nothing seemed to change. It was as if God was deaf. David had worshiped but still nothing changed.

All the while, it seemed that world conditions were deteriorating and the ungodly were being successful. David’s plea was that God would recognize their ways and reward them accordingly in order to make things right.

Finally, David sensed that God had not really ignored him: “He has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy” (v. 6). With this new confidence, David blessed the Lord. He realized, “the Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him” (v. 7).

His message was, “the Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed” (v. 8). David ended with a prayer that God would save His people, bless His heritage, and “be their shepherd” (v. 9).

Have you had moments like this, when it seems that God is not hearing you? In these moments, continue to seek Him. Even if He seems silent, realize that He really is hearing you. Continue to praise and trust Him. Commit your needs to Him. Be confident that He is aware of the actions of the ungodly.

Rest in Him. Trust in Him. Continue to serve Him and to pray for others.