Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Psalm 86:15-16 NIV 2011

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.

 

David may or may not have written this Psalm. The author identified himself as God’s “servant” in verse 2, “save your servant who trusts in you.” As God’s chosen king, David’s relationship was special. The author sought and acknowledged God’s grace much like David did in Psalm 51:1, 103:8 and 145:8. David received God’s mercy throughout his life. He experienced his love and faithfulness because he repented of his sin with Bathsheba. Psalm 6:4, “Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.” Psalm 18:1, “I love you, Lord, my strength.” David’s mother modeled a servant’s heart. God graciously strengthens saved servants.

 

Parents have great impact on the lives of their children, both good and bad. David continually went to God the Father in times of need. I understood at an early age I could turn to my parents in times of need. I knew my parents would never be mad at me when I asked for help. As an adult I learned to lean into the Lord during times of stress or weakness. He is my help. He saved me and strengthens me each day.

 

What ways does God strengthen His servants’ daily?

 

His strong saved servants,

S

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