Psalm 9 is a Psalm of praise to God who never ignores our cries for help. David begins the Psalm with the first verse by saying, I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. No matter how bleak it may seem because of our circumstances, God is always with us. Over and over again, God hears our cries and delivers us through His power and His love for us.
In Revelation 15:3-4 the angels sing the song of Moses, 3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. 4 Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” The song of Moses celebrated Israel’s deliverance from Egypt (Exodus 15). The angels sang this song because it celebrates the deliverance of God’s people from the power of Satan. We should not have to wait until the end times to celebrate the fact that God delivers us through pain and suffering. God is in control and He wants nothing but what is best for us.
In today’s reading, there were no single verses that jumped out to me. However, I do feel there was a common theme regarding deliverance. My tendency is to react to a need without first going to God for my guidance. Sometimes God wants me to turn away and sometimes He wants me to turn and fight. No matter what I do, if God is not with me, I will ultimately fail. When there is anguish and you feel the need for help, God is always there by your side.