Teach Me To Do Your Will
Verse 1 – Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness.
Verse 2 – Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no one living is righteous.
Verse 3 – For the enemy has persecuted my soul (emotions); he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me dwell in darkness, like those who have long been dead.
Verse 4 – Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is distressed.
David had been pursued so long that he was physically and spiritually exhausted.
Verse 5 – I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.
Verse 6 – I spread out my hands to You; my soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah
As David looked back on what all God had done in his life, so should we . Has God brought you out so He can take you in? Every hardship, every crises, is never wasted. God uses what the enemy meant for evil and turns it all around for our good.
Verse 7 – Answer me speedily, O Lord; my spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
If God didn’t do something quickly, David felt as if he’d die. Been there, done that. But I didn’t die, I survived and so did David. We are not the ones who calls an end to testings and trials, God is. and no He doesn’t prolong things to just watch us suffer. Our God is a good and compassionate God, all the time!
Verse 8 – Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.
Sometimes when I wake up in the mornings, I am full of doubt that anything is ever going to change. I think that’s because we are vulnerable first thing in the morning. It’s easy for Satan to attack us when we haven’t seen what we hoped for the day before.
Perhaps David felt the same way, so he asks God to show His loving kindness first thing in the morning to get him through another day. I do also.
Verse 9 – Deliver me, O Lord from my enemies; in You I take shelter.
Verse 10 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of up-righteousness.
When we pray, “Let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” we are praying God’s will for the situation, not our own. Our problems have already been solved in heaven because God had a solution before we ever had a problem. We simply are asking for God’s solution to show up on earth.
Verse 11 – Revive me, O Lord, for Your name’s sake! For Your righteousness sake bring my soul out of trouble.
Verse 12 – In Your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul; for I am Your servant.