June 15, 2022

Facing Urgent Needs

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“LORD, I call upon You; hurry to me! Listen to my voice when I call to You! May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the raising up of my hands as the evening offering.” – Psalm 141:1-2 NASB

David had problems so serious he needed immediate help. He couldn’t solve them on his own. His only hope was calling to God. He prayed with urgency, crying, “Hurry to me!” As an act of surrender and worship, he lifted his hands.

Even though he prayed with fervor, he realized that God expected him to respond. He asked God to help him live in a way that would help him stay pure and be pleasing to Him. He knew evil forces might try to trap him into making wrong decisions. He would need to stay away from temptation and humble himself in the sight of God and others. And he had to watch his words carefully.

Having done his part, he turned to God, realizing that he had no hope but to trust completely in Him: “For my eyes are toward You, God, the LORD; in You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless” (v. 8). He couldn’t succeed on his own; he needed God!

David also realized that, even after all this, he still might be tempted and find himself in trouble. He might even think that the wicked were prospering and could get away with their evil deeds. But David trusted the results to God. He knew that He was faithful, that he could rely on Him.

Do you have problems? Do you need urgent help? Cry to God. Seek Him with your whole being. Worship Him. Trust Him.


Reflection Question: What needs and results are you trusting God for today?

Lord, I commit these needs to You: ____________. Hasten to me! Give ear to my voice! I trust in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Psalm 141