Daily Lectionary: 1 Samuel 25:1–22; 1 Corinthians 3:1–23
Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O Lord! (Psalm 70:1)
Like David, in times of trouble, who of us hasn’t cried out in our inmost thoughts, “Hurry up, Lord; I need your help!”? In times of trouble and distress, such words are surely on our lips.
Disappointments, personal failures, broken relationships, ill health for yourself or for family members, can all bring about challenges for which we cry out to the Lord, “Make haste, O God, to deliver me!” As we go through these times of trouble, it may seem as though God is not listening. We wonder to ourselves, “Does God really love me?” “Where are you Lord?”
By the grace of God, we have our answer. We look to the Cross. We see Him suffering and dying for us. We see Him shedding His blood for us. Then, with Paul, we say, “He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with him graciously give us all things” (Romans 8:32)?
In reality, God does not leave you hopeless or without help. Instead, He fills you with all good things in Christ Jesus. He forgives you all your sins, He heals all your diseases, He holds you up in His everlasting arms through Word and Sacrament, that you may be His forever.
Thine forever, God of love! Hear us from Thy throne above;
Thine forever may we be here and in eternity.
Thine forever, Lord of Life! Shield us through our earthly strife.
Thou the life, the truth, the way, guide us to the realms of day.
(LSB 687 vv. 1, 3)
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