The power of God’s name..

“Save me, O God, by your name;  vindicate me by your might.

Hear my prayer, O God;  listen to the words of my mouth.” 🙏

Psalm 54:1-2

Peace and good to all.

If I may share my personal reflection on the above passage from the Book of Psalm. 

It is a simple verse, a simple prayer but full of substance and with urgency of tone. To simplify more, it means: “Lord, save me.” 

It is a prayer for deliverance, a call to God, invoking the power of His name, that we be set free or removed from a bad situation we are in at the moment. It is an acceptance of our limited strength and the recognition of the power of God’s name and might who can save us. It is a recognition of our dependence to God. 

Human life is always subject to storms. No one is exempted to the storms of life.  Some have been engulfed by the high waves caused by it and perished. Some, however, have called and believed in the power of the name of God and of His strength, for them to be delivered from and be saved, and indeed they were saved,  as God has walked with them and quieted the wildest storm of their lives. Yes, these people are called believers of Christ, believers of the Son of God.  These people believed not in their own strength but in the strength and might of their anchor, who is Jesus. 

Believers are gifted by God of faith in Him such that, when they pray for deliverance, they anticipate that they will be saved and delivered. There is anticipation, in other words. Why? Because they trust that their prayers would be heard by God, that their prayers would reached God, and, this is what you call, faith in action.

While there are times that it would take sometime for our prayers to be answered, we should remind ourselves that God is faithful. God chooses His own timing in answering our prayers, and as to why, it remains a mystery, I cannot fathom  God’s thoughts,  but I know and I believe that God answers the prayers of you and I, and, that is enough. Remember, however,  that in the midst of your life’s storm, stand secure in God’s watch and hang on to His promise that, He keeps on perfect peace those who trust in Him (Isaiah 26:3). God be with you. 

This poor man cried..

“This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the Lord  encamps  around those who fear him,  and he delivers them.

The lions may grow weak and hungry,  but those who seek  the Lord lack no good thing.”

Psalm 34: 6-7, 10

Peace and good to all.

If my share my thoughts on the above passage from the Book of Psalm. 

There are moments in our lives when we feel so down, so helpless and seemed to be already at the end of the rope. We seemed to be hopeless that whatever we are going through, perhaps a sickness, a death of a  loved one, financial problems, or family problems, we seem to be getting nowhere despite all the praying that we are doing. Then, we prayed even more, “believed” even more, and yet, we did not get what we have been praying for. Some of us, will have the tendency to get frustrated and try to question God of why He is not answering your prayers. Asking God why He abandoned him in his situation and even questioning God’s existence afterwards. Many people are like this my friends. Questioning the very existence of God whom they once prayed before. Questioning God after he was not saved from the trouble he was asking to be freed from. 

Into the uncertainty of our lives, the above verse reminds us that David too, with all the might and glory, was not spared of troubles and hardship, he even considered himself a poor man and have asked God for His protection. And, the above verse is David’s testimony that God is the Great Deliverer. David wants to remind us that if God has delivered him, then He will likewise deliver us.  

Our Father knows the innermost part of our hearts. He knows our needs even before we even ask. He hears our prayers whether it’s a one liner prayer or novel type of prayer, He listens to them all. He hears them and He knows what is right for us such that He answers our prayer in the way and on time that is best for us. Have faith on God who delivers. Have faith on God who saves. 

When there is a delay of His response on your prayer, perhaps it’s a way for your to think if you yourself is missing a point, like whether it is you yourself who is blocking the communication. Perhaps you yourself do not believe in the authority and power of God  whom you are asking help from. Perhaps you have not completely trusted that what you have asked for have been heard already by our Lord Jesus. Perhaps you need a cleansing and a complete acceptance of Jesus as your deliverer. 

David has a deep and intimate relationship with God, yet he was not immune from troubles, he was flocked by enemies. But, since he has a personal relationship with God, prayer for him is characterized with simplicity – just like a child talking and asking help from his Father.

When we have a proper  and personal relationship with Jesus, praying to Him becomes ordinary. It becomes a way of life. It becomes a part of your everyday life. Hence, when we ask something from Him, we should completely trust  that our prayers are heard by Him already and that the same shall be granted in accordance with His will and in the way that is best for us. When we are with Jesus, we lack nothing. We have contentment in our hearts, we have peace within.