Psalm 86:6-7

Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.  In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me. NIV

I love this verse.  I found it yesterday in the midst of another Bible study that I’m doing.

I love the images that it invokes.  For me, I see clearly David’s portrayal of us as the sheep and God as the shepherd.  When his sheep got into trouble, (which apparently happened fairly often, given what I’ve learned about sheep), they would cry out, and David as their shepherd would immediately come to rescue them.

God knows me.  I am one of his flock.  When I get into trouble, I can’t stand around worrying about the situation or attempting to solve it on my own.  Instead, I must cry out to God, who hears me, who cares for me, and who has the tools and the power and the perspective to rescue me.

I am so thankful for this verse, and for the provision of my Shepherd, my Heavenly Father.

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