Make Haste O God – Psalm 70:1-5
- Make haste, o God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, OLord.
- 2Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
- 3Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
- 4Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
- 5But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; OLord, make no tarrying.
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In Psalm 70:1-5 it is not clear whether David or someone else who wrote it. But, for the sake of this post, I will assume it was David. He is praying, asking for God’s help. He knows he can’t stand up to the enemy by himself. So he calls out to God to stop them, confuse them and make them turn away.
As the enemy is still coming towards David, he continues to pray with faith. David keeps steadfast in his belief that God will save him in the “perfect” way.
I believe that as his prayers grew so did his peace. Because of his total trust and faith in God, David turns his prayers towards the enemy chasing him.
David Prays For The Enemy
He understands the enemy doesn’t know God. So, David prays for those chasing him to come to the realization that his God, is the living God. He prays that the men should be shamed by the refusal of believing, and awakened to the Lord.
Furthermore, that the men have that “ah ha” moment of knowing that God is real. And that they need God in their lives.
David knows that once they find salvation and God’s love, they too will rejoice. Then, they will praise the Lord, crying out “Let God be magnified” forever more.
However, at the point of this prayer, the enemy approaches quickly. David is pleading with God to please hurry and save him from the enemy, because they are very close. And, time is of the essence.
My Prayer For Psalm 70:1-5
Father God, you are a Christian’s shield, and the God of righteousness. You are the mighty one. Your word says, that if we call to you, you will answer and will show us great and mighty things.
Throughout the centuries, you have always been with all of your children. You are aware of exactly what is happening in our lives, at any given moment.
Like the author, I pray that during the times when I am faced with the enemy (people or situations), that I too can stand in faith and in peace. So much so that I am be able to take my eyes off my own problems and place it onto others.
Please Lead Me Everyday
On a daily basis, Lord help me to pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ. Encourage them to remain strong in their faith. Also help me to pray for those who don’t know you. Allow their eyes to be opened to the glory of the Lord. I pray for that “aha” moment to come to all. I will continuously pray for all people, especially those who have yet to come to you.
Thank you Father for always being with all those who know you, and for your love and care. Remind me Lord that because you can see the bigger picture, you can solve it in the “perfect” way. Which will not necessarily be the way I expect something to be solved.
In the wonderful name of my Lord, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen Praise the Lord.