Psalm 4:1-3

For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm by David.

Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.

But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself him who is godly: Yahweh will hear when I call to him.

David is again being buffeted by hyper-critical men. Their complaints are unceasing. David has been through this before and he knows relief comes from God. David calls out to God, “Answer me.”

We are no less pained by criticisms laid upon us for what we believe. Too often we ignore the first option to call on God for relief. Don’t we really climb into protective shells and hope the harping against us will subside? Let’s take our lead from David, “Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer” Father.

Other people hold grudges, not Christians; not us. David asks those who are maligning him, “How long…?” How long will you continue with the false accusations? How long will you continue at the altar of idols?

Truth be known; “…The Lord has set apart the godly for Himself….” We know Jesus and that fact makes us children after the heart of God. “The Lord will hear…” our prayer for relief and He will hear our prayer for wisdom. God loves us! Keep that blessing close to heart and be a blessing because of it.