Will You Listen?

Psalm 5:1-3 (NLT)

Lord, hear me as I pray;
    pay attention to my groaning.
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
    for I pray to no one but you.
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
    Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

Some days I really wonder, “Is God listening?” The writer of this Psalm felt that way as well.  But in verse 3 there is a turning point, “I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”  I wish I could turn the corner that quickly, sometimes it takes me a little longer.

If you read the entire Psalm you read the ups and downs of the writer. Reminding himself that God doesn’t take pleasure in wicked and that they will be destroyed.

He also rejoices in the unfailing love of God and that he can enter into God’s house.

I love this Psalm. It reminds me that it’s okay to ask God to declare the wicked guilty and to pray that they are caught in their own trap. But we shouldn’t dwell there. We can rejoice and sing joyful praise forever.

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