Summary: A study in Psalm 28: 1- 9
Psalm 28: 1 – 9
Thanks for answering my Prayer Lord
A Psalm of David.
1 To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock: Do not be silent to me, lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. 2 Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. 3 Do not take me away with the wicked and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but evil is in their hearts. 4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; Give them according to the work of their hands; Render to them what they deserve. 5 Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them and not build them up. 6 Blessed be the LORD, because He has heard the voice of my supplications! 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore, my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him. 8 The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving refuge of His anointed. 9 Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, and bear them up forever.
Has the Lord answered any of your prayers? I am sure that he has but does it take you some time to think about some of the biggie prayers that He graciously responded to your pleas? Have any of these answered prayers fall into the ‘miracle’ category?
Over my life, I have personally discovered from Scripture and experience that our Holy Father God loves to answer our prayers. We must, however, be clear in exactly what it means what our loving Creator does in answering our prayers.
We must stop and realize that His answer to our prayers does not always match exactly our petitions. His answer might come back to us in a manner we did not expect.
Let me get this answer our Holy Master might give us out first. His answer might be ‘No’.
The Sovereign Lord of the universe isn't under obligation to say "yes" to every prayer we bring before Him. That's a good thing, considering some of the things we request!
Sometimes our Holy God says "no" to our most heartfelt requests. Have you discovered this to be true in your own life? I certainly have.
If He does not give us the answer we have been begging Him many times our sinful nature being inspired by the enemy of our souls try to persuade us that we shouldn't bother to pray anymore? Heck, we think, He might answer the small requests but the major ones He will not help us out. Just the opposite is true about our Loving Holy Master.
He might answer ‘Yes, but you'll have to wait.
Immediate answers to prayer: You want them. I want them. But God simply does not always work that way. And to get his best, we must be patient. In some cases, we must wait for his answer to come. We are the McDonald’s generation where we drive up and want our food right now. A couple minute wait is too long.
We must be persistent in petitioning our Holy God to help. He says to us in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 7 verse 7, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you".
We also come across another unique answer from our Holy Lord ‘Yes, but not what you expected.’
Have you ever asked God to use you? If so, expect the unexpected!
In the book of Proverbs 3 verses 5 – 6 we are instructed to "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight".
Another one which we might throw us off is His answer ‘Yes, and here's more!’
Ever wonder if the Lord really knows what you want and need? You ask for a ‘want’ and He gives you what you ‘need’ instead.
All along—no surprise—God knew what he was doing!
The prophet Jeremiah declares in chapter 29 verse 11 of his book, "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.
Many people think prayer is complicated. The simplest prayer can bring you the miracle you need, when you need it.
To encourage you in your prayer life try doing what I have begun in my own life. I have a document on my computer titled ‘Great things my God has done for me.’ In it I have listed over the years each time He has done something so special that you know without any doubt it was His direct answer to my prayers.