David wrote Psalm 64 at a point when he was once again battling his enemies. It feels like he never got a break! The Psalm starts with complaints and ends in faith that God will hear his prayers and protect the righteous.
“Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy.”Psalm 64:1
This Psalm begins in an unexpectedly powerful way with David’s simple words asking God to hear his prayers. Charles Spurgeon’s commentary on verse 1 explains: “It often helps devotion if we are able to use the voice and speak audibly; but even mental prayer has a voice with God which he will hear. We do not read that Moses had spoken with his lips at the Red Sea, and yet the Lord said to him, “Why criest thou unto me?” Prayers which are unheard on earth may be among the best heard in heaven. It is our duty to note how constantly David turns to prayer; it is his battle axe and weapon of war; he uses it under every pressure, whether of inward sin or outward wrath, foreign invasion or domestic rebellion. We shall act wisely if we make prayer to God our first and best trusted resource in every hour of need.”
Your prayers are heard
Wherever you are, and whatever you’re facing, pray to God. Your prayers can be loud or they can be a silent plea in your heart. No matter what they look or sound like, God will hear them, and he is faithful to answer.
Beloved, he hears you.
“Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!”Psalm 64:10
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