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To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
“MY HELP AND MY DELIVERER”
This psalm repeats the closing verses of Psa_40:1-17. It is a song of remembrance to remind Jehovah of His suffering ones. See Isa_43:26; Isa_62:6-7.
God’s help is often delayed till the morning-watch, but it is never too late. He is hastening on the wings of the wind and walking across the waves to the tossing boat. Psa_70:2-3. Wicked spirits, as well as evil men, seek after our soul to destroy it. But our shame would be God’s dishonor. We may therefore plead for His Name’s sake.
Before we actually find God, we are blessed in the act of seeking Him. If you are only a seeker, you may rejoice. If only we had Mary’s heart of love, we could join in her “Magnificat,” Luk_1:46-55, and add similar songs of our own. Psa_70:5. Happy are they who have learned to glory in their infirmities and to use them as arguments with God. Are you poor and needy? Turn to Psa_72:4, and learn that a Helper and Deliverer is provided. The more helpless you are, the better your suit with God in prayer.