“Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.” (Psalms 119:170)
There is a saying that goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know”.
Have you ever heard anyone say this? Maybe it was Captain Obvious, I don’t know. But it fits for today’s study.
Sometimes, in order to know something, we have to be made to realize that we DON’T know it. How could the psalmist ever know he could be delivered if he didn’t first need delivering?
Do you see where I am headed?
Had I never fallen down walking across the yard as a little girl, I would have never known what it was like for Grandpa to pick me up and dust me off. I would have never known what it was like to walk in sync with him as he told me to hang on to his wooden cane. First, I had to trip, stumble and hit the ground.
The psalmist had enemies. He had persecutors. He had adversaries. And because of those people, he found out what it was like to trip, stumble and hit the ground. He found out what it was like to call out, be delivered and protected.
Now here we are in verse 170 and the psalmist is calling out again, but he says, “deliver me according to thy word.” He KNEW what God had said and he KNEW God could deliver him.”
I know trials are tough (trust me). I am not making light of any of our situations. I wish we could all be problemless today, but if we were, I am afraid we wouldn’t need to look to God. And if we didn’t look to Him, we would never know what it is like to be picked up, loved on and set on solid ground.
Don’t falter as you are in the mire of a trial. Call out to God, wait for His perfect timing and look forward to the moment He reaches down and pulls you out. He hasn’t left you there for nothing. He is working and He will act according to His Word.
Until Next Time, Lord willing,