Psalm 25:21-22 (NKJV) Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You. Redeem Israel, O God, Out of all their troubles!

David is lonely and afflicted. His heart is troubled. So, he desperately seeks God’s mercy, to relieve his worried and anxious heart, to deliver him from his anguish, to end his suffering and to forgive all his sins. David also asks God to protect him from the bitter and hateful attacks of his enemies. David asks God to show His righteousness by vindicating him for having trusted in Him. David asks God to show His integrity and uprightness by preserving the one who put his trust in Him. Then, David identifies himself with Israel and prays for the nation’s redemption. This Psalm may become the plea of the faithful Jewish remnant during the day of trouble that is coming in the Tribulation. But for now, this Psalm also has application for us today. For all of God’s children have trouble in their lives. So, while the primary application of this Psalm is for the nation of Israel, we certainly can also pray this prayer for ourselves. “O God, deliver us out of all our troubles!” God invites His children to pray to Him for all things. For God can do all things, nothing is impossible for Him. God hears the prayers of His children, and He will answer us in spite of ourselves. For the power of prayer is not dependent on our obedience, or the strength of our faith. The power of prayer comes from God who hears our prayers and answers them according to His perfect will and timing. Friend, what a privilege we have to carry everything to God in prayer. Have you trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged to take it to the Lord in prayer.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.