As other mornings, I opened my computer to post a daily blog. A small icon in the right hand corner caught my eye – no internet connection. Connection to the router was good, but the router’s connection to the internet was lost and a reset was required.
How often do we lose our connection to God? That answer will vary, but if we’re not praying, we’re not in touch with the Lord. Any time we feel that separation, we need to reach out to Him. Perhaps David felt that as he prayed:
But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. (Psalms 69:13 KJV)
It is part of a prayer where he felt as though he were drowning, under waters way over his head:
Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. (Psalms 69:1-3 KJV)
Was this one of the times his family failed him? Or one of the times when he failed them?
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. (Psalms 69:8 KJV)
David knew he needed help, and he called for it to be speedy.
Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. (Psalms 69:16-17 KJV)
He found no pity without God.
Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. (Psalms 69:20 KJV)
After a few comments about his enemies, David turns back to his relationship to God.
But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. (Psalms 69:29-31 KJV)
David calls upon the rest of creation to praise Him.
Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. (Psalms 69:34 KJV)
So my daily posting is slightly delayed to due the frailties of our technology, which reminds me that the Lord never fails. His word offers an explanation of prayer, and it’s promise.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 KJV)