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seven reasons to expect an answer

Psalm 86:1-7 (JDV)

Psalm 86:1 Listen, Yahveh, and answer me, because I am wretched and needy.
Psalm 86:2 Guard my throat, because I am a covenant devotee. You are my God; deliver your servant who trusts in you.
Psalm 86:3 Be gracious to me, Lord, because I call to you all day long.
Psalm 86:4 Bring joy to your servant’s throat, because I appeal to you, Lord.
Psalm 86:5 For you, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, with so much covenant faithfulness to all who call on you.
Psalm 86:6 Yahveh, hear my prayer; listen to my plea for mercy.
Psalm 86:7 I am calling on you in the day of my distress, because you will answer me.

seven reasons to expect an answer

Notice the seven reasons that David expects an answer to his prayer.

  • First, he expects God to answer him because he is wretched and needy. He knows that God cares for the ones who need him.
  • Second, he expects God to answer him because he is a covenant devotee. He knows that God has promised to honor his covenant and protect those who keep it.
  • Third, he expects God to answer him because he trusts in God. He knows that God delivers his servants who own him as their God.
  • Fourth, he expects Gods to answer him because he is persistent in prayer. He know God is gracious to those who keep praying.
  • Fifth, he expects to praise God from a joyous throat. He knows that praise is the outcome of an appeal to the Lord for help.
  • Sixth, he expects God to answer him because of God’s nature: God is kind, ready to forgive, and ready to demonstrate his faithfulness to his covenant.
  • Seventh, he expects God to answer him because God is listening today. Today is his day of distress, and God is ready to show mercy now.

LORD, thank you for being there, and ready to answer our prayers.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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