Help me, Lord my God; save me according to your unfailing love. Psalm 109:26
Going through a difficult time is a common occurrence for many people. As they are going through the tough time, some will seek help. In the process of seeking help, they seek it because of who they are or what they do.
It has been seen many times when a person of high position or popularity will get in to some trouble. When approached about it, he will often ask the person if he knows who he is. It is about the position or title that the person wants to be removed from trouble or helped.
During great disasters some have been known to fight for help to be saved because of their position. They are using their influence to gain the needed help.
David had been going through a very tough time with many different enemies. He cries out to God for help. He wants God to save him, but based upon His love, not his own merits.
Every believer will have times of extreme difficulties. During these times he will need help. It is common for him to cry out to God for help to remove him from the situation or receive a saving from the enemy.
As some cry out to God they will be like many in the world and tell God that they need to be saved because of all the good things that they have done. This does not show any humility, but is boastful and filled with sinful pride.
The believer must realize that he is only deserving of death and punishment. God does not have to save him. However, God is full of love and mercy. Seeking God for help based off of His love and mercy puts the focus on God and not self.
You will have difficult times in which you will need God’s help. Throughout scripture it tells you to cry out to God for help. As you cry out to Him for help, do not focus it on yourself, but upon God. Reach out to His great love and mercy.
As God helps you, it is not because of what you have done, but because of His great love. Jesus did not remove your sins because of who you are or what you have done, but because of His love.
God’s love compels Him to help you and build you up. Focus on Him, and not on self.
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will focus your life on God; that God will help you remove any pride in your life; and that you will lean on God’s greatness to meet all of your needs.
When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. Psalm 94:18
In this world people will make mistakes and fall. They will fail and do things wrong, hurting others and themselves. No one is immune to slipping and making a mistake, regardless of who one is or how long one has lived.
When a person makes a mistake, the world is very quick to condemn and judge the person. Often they are thrown out and rejected because of the mistake.
Many bosses are quick to judge a worker that makes a mistake. The more mistakes made, the faster the boss is to remove the worker. The patience for mistakes is not very high for most people. This also includes individuals on themselves.
The psalmist admits that at times he is slipping. At those times he cries out to God and God’s perfect, unfailing love supports him.
Along with everyone in this world, believers will also slip up and make mistakes. They will choose to step into sin for some selfish reason. They will bend under the pressure to follow a way of sin, rather than stay on the path with God.
Believers who are walking with God, will know that they are being tempted and are beginning to slip on that slippery slope into sin. Many will strive to fight it on their own, and will often fail. However, calling out to God can give the person strength to overcome it. God will not condemn because he is beginning to slip up, but will pick him up to restore him
If the person does not overcome it, God’s love is still there to support him and pick him back up. God is not waiting to condemn, but to forgive, love and restore.
You may be at different points on these slippery slopes in life. You may be walking with no fear of slipping at the moment. Or you may be at the beginning stages of slipping into doing something wrong. Or you may have already slipped into sin.
Regardless of where you are, call out to God. He is waiting to hear from you and support you. He wants to life you up and hold you close to Him, restoring you to what you are to be in Jesus.
Instead of condemning yourself, or giving up, allow God to love you and support you. His love is great enough to overcome any slip.
I pray today that you will know the love of God; that you will know that God cares for you; that you will seek God’s help in every situation; and that you will know God wants to restore you and build you up to be like Jesus.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7
A price value is placed on most things. Walking in a store there is a price placed on every item in the store. It tells a person how much it will cost to get it. The higher the demand for an item, the higher the price for it will be.
Price is also often determined on how rare or difficult an item is to get. Things that are nearly impossible to get will have a very high price tag on it. One of the things that the world classifies as priceless are some famous paintings or other works of art. They are a one of a kind, placing the value so high, that it is considered priceless.
David found that God’s unfailing love was priceless. There was no price that could be placed upon having His love.
Just as a person, who does not know art, does not understand the priceless value of a piece of art, the world does not understand the priceless value of God’s perfect love.
God, the one who created the universe, loves individual people. He loves the individual person so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for that person to give Him eternal life. Having eternal life is of such high value that it is priceless.
The only way a person can know that eternal life is by the love of God. This makes His life priceless. It is worth getting no matter what the cost. There is nothing of higher value on this earth than God’s great love.
With God’s love, one can rest assured in his salvation, that God is on His side taking care of Him and that God will do what is best for him in every situation.
Take some time to realize how much God really loves you. Think about how much God has already done for you and given you. Now realize how valuable that love is. His love is perfect and never ending and is worth pursuing at all costs.
Knowing that God loves you, show that love back to God and to others. Living your life for God is the ultimate show of love to Him. You cannot love God and others too much, when you love with His perfect, eternal love.
What has a priceless value in your life?
I pray today that you will know God’s great love for you; that you will love as God loves you; that you will know the value of God’s love; and that you will live your entire life dedicated to God.