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Psalm 140: 6 I say to the Lord, “You are my God; give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.”

This is a simple verse, but it says some very important things about the writer’s relationship with God the Father.

1) “You are my God” – reveals the confidence the writer has in his relationship with the Father. And I expect this confidence has been earned by God over the years as he has been ever-faithful to the writer. There is a certainty in this statement that is refreshing. I wonder, do I have this same confidence? Do you?

2) “give ear, o Lord, to the voice of my supplications” – In case you were wondering, a “supplication” is an earnest request. It’s not necessarily begging, but there is a bit of desperation associated with this term. The writer offers supplications to God because what is being asked is something only God can deliver. He is trusting God with his very life because he has no choice. What are the needs in my life that only God the Father can deliver? How about you? Where are you desperate for God to act?

Heavenly Father, you are indeed faithful. We can count on you to hear our supplications because we are your children – and you love us. There are things in life that are far beyond our control. We need your intervention. Give us grace to seek you, and to trust that you hear and respond. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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