I debated briefly whether to give this chapter it’s own blog entry, considering it’s very similar to the latter part of Psalm 40. But I don’t think I really commented much on that part of Psalm 40, so I decided to write a few thoughts here.
The thing that strikes me is how urgently David wants God to answer his prayers. He says,
Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, Lord, to help me. (1)
Come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay. (5)
It gives me some comfort that David prayed much as I do. “Hurry up God! Can’t you see my need. I need your help NOW!”
And considering how he was constantly on the run from his enemies, it’s easy to see why he felt things were so urgent.
It’s also comforting to see that though deliverance probably didn’t always come as fast as David wished, it did come. The same is true with us. God may not always answer as quickly as we’d like. But if the need is there, he will deliver us.
Are you waiting for an answer to prayer? Are you feeling God is a bit slow? Or very slow, for that matter? Don’t be afraid to be honest with God in your prayers. Don’t be afraid to say, “Hurry up!” But know that though God’s timing is not always are own, he is faithful. He will not let us down in the end. So let us wait in hope for his answer.