Honest Faith

Psalm 70

Reading this Psalm, we see that David is Faithful but he speaks very honestly, maybe even bluntly to God.

Three times he says ‘Make haste O God,’ to God, the Creator of the universe – and in case God doesn’t understand the urgency, he ends off by saying ‘O Lord make no tarrying.’ Tarrying is quite a word to use with God. He is asking God to avoid tardiness and delay!

Imagine speaking like that to someone of great power. Imagine speaking to your boss or a political leader like that, telling them to hurry up – it could end badly!

But that’s the difference between men in the world who have great power and our Father, God, the Creator of everything – He is not just Omnipotent (almighty!) and Omniscient (having complete knowledge of everything) but God is also personal and He wants personal, open and honest communication with us, His children.

Faith; our confidence and assurance in things we cannot see, is part of the Christian life. David had tremendous Faith. He was the Giant Killer who said – ‘I come against you in the name of the Lord, the God of the armies of Israel’ – confidently standing in front of a giant with a few pebbles – and yet faithful and then victorious.

But, like us, David had tough seasons, you just need to read his prayers to see that. David, like us had tough seasons where all he wants to know is when the pain will end, when the season will end, when the answer will come – and ultimately he asks ‘When are you going to show up Lord?’

Please hurry, we need you.

And God chose this Psalm to show us that we can be honest with Him. Because of the finished work of the Blood of Jesus we can be honest and we can plead and we can stand in from of the Creator of our Universe, us, seemingly insignificant specks on this massive revolving planet – and we can say ‘Father, I trust in you but could you make haste? We are suffering.’

In Hebrews 4:16 the writer reminds us that we can ‘therefore come boldly before the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.’

So if you are frustrated, petrified, anxious, confused, hurt, sore, abused, neglected, deserted, afraid or alone – because of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit we can go boldly before God, our Father and say Lord – we love you, we have faith Lord – but please make haste, we need you.

And God hears every prayer and he collects every tear because He loves us.

Be blessed in Jesus name.

John Israel Ministries
Copyright 2020

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