Deliverance Will Come

  • 14 January 2018

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Defend me from those who rise up against me.
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
And save me from bloodthirsty men          (Psalms 59:1-2).

I was struck last night by how much faith and trust David had in God. Although he was a man of war, David did not use his weapons to extract vengeance on his enemies. Instead, he cried out to God, knowing that God would move on his behalf. There were times he got discouraged and thought God had forsaken him but, more often than not, he praised God for His greatness and trusted Him to answer his petitions.

I doubt anyone reading this has been relentlessly pursued by someone trying to kill them, but I wonder how many have given those who have wronged them over to the Lord, trusting Him to deal with the situation. Maybe you wanted instant payment for that wrong, so you have taken it upon yourself to get it.

I think of the widow in Luke 18 who petitioned a judge for justice. In spite of being persistently turned down, she continued to ask day and night until he finally relented. Verse 7 says, “And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?”

I think many times our prayers aren’t answered because we give up too quickly. If the answer doesn’t come when we want it, we look for other ways to get what we want instead of waiting for Him to provide the perfect solution.

If you are asking deliverance of the Lord, whether it’s justice for wrong done to you, financial provision, healing, or anything else, I encourage you not to give up. Keep asking, seeking, and knocking, willing to do whatever He asks of you. He hears your cry, but the answer will only come in His time. Be patient and trust in Him.

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