But as for me, I am poor and needy come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay. Psalm 70:5
David knew what it meant to be poor and needy. He knew what it means to have a heart filled with loss and fear. He knew what it meant to be surrounded by people who disliked his leadership. He knew what it meant to be alone.
And yet David knew where to go to find comfort amid all his heart's pain. His first step is admitting his pain and agony. He didn’t try and deny his heart's grief, but he acknowledged his pain. He also recognized his needy state of mind and soul. He also knew he needs immediate help and deliverance. These actions made David known as a man after God’s own heart—he didn’t live in a proudful state of mind denying his heart's pain.
David's testimony of faith could give us the courage to respond in the same way. His actions were very courageous! Are you in a state of denial? Or have you found your soul and heart a poor and needy place needing God's immediate attention? Jesus says the blessed ones are the poor.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Mt. 5:3
Meaning our soul needs the attention of someone more significant than self-talk. My soul needs the creator's words and attention, but will we be courageous to admit it? God can change our perspective if we accept our needs.
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Do you admit?