Psalm 31

“Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily!” (v2).  We never have to hesitate or be ashamed of asking God urgently for help.  The psalmist experienced attacks by seen and unseen enemies (v4), despair, loneliness, rejection (v11-12), and fear.  Yet he believed that God was close and working for his deliverance (v15).  God poured out His steadfast love even before the trouble was resolved, when the psalmist was still inside the “besieged city” (v21).

“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!” (v24). We can take courage because God loves us and knows just how to help us.