Oh God! Please Hurry and Help Me!

I heard a desperate, pained, and urgent cry from another room… “Honey, hurry up!  I need you!!  The tone of Sharon’s voice caused me to drop what I was doing and rush to help her!

Is it ok to say that to God in prayer? …”God please hurry and help me!” Apparently, King David, the psalmist, thought so…  Here are his words:

MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME!  O LORD, MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME! … May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You!  May those who love Your salvation say evermore, ‘God is great!’  I am poor and needy; HASTEN TO ME, O GOD!  You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, DO NOT DELAY!  (From Psalms 70 ESV)

Now there’s a foundational matter of trust that needs to be kept in mind, to be sure… The Lord is God (and we’re not) and His timing and wisdom is perfect.  In fact His word promises, “Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint!” (Isaiah 40:31 ESV)  But with a firm foundation of “God-trust”  guiding you, it is appropriate to cry out, “MAKE HASTE, O GOD, AND DELIVER ME – HURRY AND HELP ME!”  Believe me, He won’t be offended!  I’ve done it a couple of times already this week!

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