Rejoice Because of Answered Prayer
Verse 1 – To You I will cry, O Lord my rock: Do not be silent to me, least, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.
Verse 2 – Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
Our Rock is Christ, the sure foundation. Lifting our hands shows honor and praise to the One who can deliver.
Verse 3 – Do not take me away with the wicked and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but evil in their hearts.
Verse 4 – Give to them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give to them according to the work of their hands; render to them what they deserve.
Verse 5 – Because they do not regard the works of the Lord, nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them and not build them up.
Wicked people often put on a show of kindness or friendship in order to gain something. I’m sure David had met many who wanted him to think them his friend. David prayed that their judgment would come quickly.
Verse 6 – Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
Verse 7 – The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.
Verse 8 – The Lord is their strength, and He is the saving refuse of His anointed.
Verse 9 – Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance; shepherd them also and bear them up forever.
David went from asking God to give swift punishment to the wicked, to praise and blessings for Israel. Sometimes when we pray, after someone has betrayed us, we want God to quickly punish them. However, if we stay in prayer, we realize that being vengeful will only bring bitterness to us. Let God take care of the “Wrongs” that have been done to you. You stay in peace knowing whatever they have done, God will use it for your good.