Daily Devotional for 9 June 2020 – Psalm 71:1-3

Psalm 71:1-3

Does the Lord ever get tired or angry with us coming to Him again and again, often with the same things?  

I used to think that in the past.  I stopped praying about some things because they were too small or because I thought that the Lord would be irritated by me coming again and again.  I thought He would be turning away from me and saying to me, “Haven’t you learned that yet?”

Sometimes we project onto God the way that we are.  I get annoyed if someone asks me the same thing more than a few times.  But praise the Lord, that He is not like me!  We find out what He is like from the scriptures and not from ourselves.

Psalm 71 says lots of things that are similar to Psalm 40: “In You, O Lord, do I take refuge” (v1); “In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline Your ear to me…” (v2)

But look at verse 3:  “Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come.”  Continually.  The NIV translation says, “Be a rock of refuge to me, to which I can always go.”  Always.

Continually… always…  The Lord will never, ever turn you away.  He will never say to you, “are you asking me about that again?”  You can go to Him always, again and again and again.  You can bring the same thing every day, several times a day.

He never gets tired, He never gets bored.  So don’t stop praying, don’t stop asking, even if you have asked many times before.

He is mighty to save.  He will answer when His time comes.  While we wait, we can keep on praying and not let go until He blesses us (Genesis 32:26).

For “You have given the command to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress.” (Psalm 71:3)

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