1 I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. 2 Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! 3 Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“Please, Lord, save me!” 5 How kind the Lord is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours! 6 The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me. 7 Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. Psalm 116:1-7 NLT
There are times in our lives when we need to speak our confidence and faith in God. Most of the time we wait until we are in a crisis and that’s okay but hopefully we remember His faithfulness during the good times as well.
Looking at these verses today we celebrate who God is and what He does when we cry out to Him.
He hears me: he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy
He hovers over me: he bends down to listen
He honors me: How kind the Lord is! How good he is
He helps me: So merciful, this God of ours
He harbors me: The Lord protects . . .
He heals me: I was facing death, and he saved me
He listens to your words and hears your prayers. He hovers over you and bends down in your direction to make sure He doesn’t miss a word. His kindness and goodness honor you because you are so important to Him. He helps you when you need mercy because we all need that from time to time. He protects you like a harbor for a ship in the time of a storm. He saves you even from death at times and of course, the irony is that the perfect healing for time and eternity is death itself. What a mighty God we serve!
“Faith deals with the invisible things of God. It refuses to be ruled by the physical senses. Faith is able to say, 'You can do what you like, because I know God is going to take care of me. He has promised to bless me wherever he leads me.' Remember that even when every demon in hell stands against us, the God of Abraham remains faithful to all his promises. Jesus Christ can do anything but fail his own people who trust him.” ― Jim Cymbala
“Genuine faith comes forth from the iron smelter of affliction.” ― Robin Bertram
Wes Humble is the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations at Liberty HealthShare. He has thirty years of experience in various pastoral and editorial roles, and he is passionate about responding to the spiritual needs of both ministry staff and members.