Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love. Psalm 6:4
David had been going through some extreme pressure and troubles because of his enemies. He cries out to God all through the night asking for mercy. His request is that God would choose to deliver him, not because he is good or is worth anything, but because of God’s great love.
Crying out to God for help is nothing new to people. All over the world, most people who are going through an extremely difficult situation will cry out to God or a god of some type for help. In the process of crying out to God for help many will list reasons why God should help them.
One of the common reasons that is often used is that the person promises to do something for God in return. They promise to live better for God if He will just deliver them from a bad situation.
Others will list things that they have done for God in the past, such as going to church, teaching in Sunday School, and giving of tithes and offerings. The view of both types of answers is that the person is trying to earn God’s favor. They are saying they are worth God delivering them.
In this Psalm, David is requesting it based on one thing, and one thing only: the never-failing love of God. He knows that he is not worth being saved, but is crying out for the mercy of God.
During his time, David did not have Jesus to look to for salvation, he was still under the Law. The people had to work for their salvation, yet, David knew he had to rely on the mercy of God.
As a believer today, you cannot earn your salvation with God. You cannot earn deliverance from a bad situation from God. You must trust and rely on the love and mercy of God in your life.
When you go before God asking for help, do not list off things you have done. Do not try to earn God’s favor. Trust in what Jesus has done for you, and rely on His great grace, love and mercy.
God is a great God of love and is full of mercy and grace that you did not earn. Lean on His love.
I pray today that you will know the love God has for you; that you will trust in God’s love for you; that you will not try to earn your salvation or deliverance; and that God will show His love for you to you.