Psalms 3:7 KJV Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
The cry “Save me” recurs so many times in the book of Psalm. A lot of Christians do not realize that they need God. The busyness of life has kept you away from the Lord. The Lord sometimes has to give us a distress call to make us see. We are going to look at 8 points.
The psalmist recognizes that the Lord has already solved the problem – the Lord gave him the victory. When we have the victory, we still need help. Something inside of us is still hurting and we need God to hold our hands.
Satan allows us to enjoy our moment of joy and bliss, and then he will launch a sudden attack. Sometimes, it’s not on us but on our family, church members etc. You need to encourage yourself and be strong in the Lord. Cast down the negative thoughts and concentrate on your blessings instead of your hardships and hurt.
Psalm 6:4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
“Save me for thy mercies’ sake” is mentioned repeatedly in the book of Psalm. It is vindication. We sometimes feel so guilty because we ask God for forgiveness and repent over the same sin so many times. But let’s not forget that God forgives us for His mercies’ sake.
Do not feel guilty, give up and fall back to the bad patterns of our sin and temptations. It is not too late yet. We have to realize that there’s a physician who wants to heal us.
Psalm 22:21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
The psalmist is already in the lion’s mouth and he’s already between the horns of the unicorns. People think that God can save us before we messed up, but God can also save us after we messed up. It’s not too late to ask God to save us.
Psalm 31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.
What can save you is sometimes that you need to gain some visibility. There are some quieter and introverted people who keep problems to themselves and they do not seek help from anyone. We may think this is about overt humility, but it isn’t. A real bible believing church should want to hear from you, it should want to help you. When we ask for a prayer request, please give it.
Psalm 54:1 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
When we don’t pray about our needs and other people’s needs, we become very weak. The reasons why we do not pray can be fleshly:
If we’re a baby Christian, we need to cry louder than everyone else because that’s how much help we need. We need energy and vitality no matter at which stage of our Christian walk we are in it. If you pray daily, in the morning, in the middle of the day, every evening, Satan will have a heart time trying to drain your energy.
No one can live without prayer.
How many of you are hurting? Satan has done such a great job disguising our need for God through our busyness or our independence “I can get through this on my own”.
Psalm 69:1-3Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
We need to regularly read the bible, attend church, pray. If we’re not careful, we may neglect our spouse, family, church etc. We also should create a rest or break in our schedule, whether we like it or not. A lot of time when we arrive at the breaking point, if we go back to the beginning, it started because we thought we could handle things on our own.
We are in need of volunteers.
Psalm 109:27-27 Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy: That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, hast done it.
The psalmist cries out to God and says “Help me” because he knows that he cannot deal with the problem alone. We need one another in the church. Pastor’s conviction is that he doesn’t even want to skip one church service. We are getting battered by ourselves 24-7. There is something biological that is so strange in the way God made us – we need one another and fellowship. We cannot live on our own.
Psalm 119: 94-95 I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts. The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
We need preaching, memory verses, bible reading. We do not realize how much we need it and how much God wants to speak to us. Every one of those prayer and bible study meetings count. When we regularly read and study the word of God, it will save us.
Matthew 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Simon Peter didn’t cry out when he was sinking. He cried out when he was beginning to sink. Before the problem begins, we should cry “Lord, save me”. We should be attending church, memorizing bible verses, reading and studying our bibles, praying before the problem even begins. We then will not choke on the problem.