GOD DID NOT HELP David because he was righteous. He didn’t help David because He helped him in the past. He didn’t help David because he was king. He helped David because David cried out to Him for help. “O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” Psalms 30:2 “I will cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for me.” Psalms 57:2
Yes, David was a man after God’s own heart. He did great exploits for the Lord. He believed and trusted in God. He did righteousness and loved God’s law. But don’t put him too high on a pedestal. There was a time David fell hard. He disobeyed God by numbering Israel. He disobeyed God’s Word by committing adultery and having Uriah murdered. He did not always please the Lord. It is also recorded of David that he repented and consequently paid deeply for his sins. The sword affected his children.
Yet, David in humility cried out to the Lord in his distress. Time and time again, David was in trouble either from another’s hands or his own and it is recorded that he cried out to the Lord. “This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.”Psalms 34:6 This word for “cried out” in the Hebrew relates the idea of accosting a person, addressing by name for a variety of applications. It’s from a root word meaning “to encounter”. So it’s accosting someone to have an encounter with them.
When I think of accosting someone, I see a reporter going after his next victim for a juicy story. They will hound their victim day and night, push their way to just get a word. This is a break through story that could put their name on the map, they must press hard. This Hebrew word is no light word. David accosted God until he encountered Him. Maybe that puts it in a little different light.
David on several occasions called himself a “poor man”. This does not mean “one without money”, it translates as one who is spiritually bankrupt. It’s a heart that says, “I cannot do this on my own. I have no more strength to continue. I am destitute”. David found his strength in the Lord. Do you need forgiveness? Accost God. Cry out. Do you need healing? Deliverance? Provision? Strength? Help? Cry out to Jesus. Remember, all God requires is a submissive and repentant heart that realizes you cannot do it on your own. All Him. None of me. He hears. He knows. He cares.#runyourrace
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