SATURDAY, September 18
Scripture: Psalms 143:7,8
In verses 7,8 David says, “Answer me speedily, O LORD; My spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like those who go down into the pit. Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.” Because of the desperation of the situation, demanding a speedy answer from God is real wisdom. David even says, “If I don’t get one, I will be like those who go down to the pit!” He asks God for lovingkindness. He tells him that He is his ultimate trust. He pleads for direction in how to walk and he says, “Here I am. I am in Your hands.” This is a brilliant progression toward a very definite end. David draws God into his distress!