-Theme: Trusting in the living and only God in times of deep need and trouble. Abiding in the ways of the LORD through difficulties and stress. Prayer for our wellbeing is heard by the Almighty, and He will respond in His lovingkindness and truth for the salvation of our soul.
-Historical Insight: This is a Psalm of David when he was being pursued by arrogant, violent, and godless men who arose against him and were seeking his life (Psalm 86:14).
-*Application* When do we need to know that God is on our side the most? It is, of course, in those times of desperation and calamity that threaten our well-being. Call on Him; He answers (Psalm 86:7). The day of trouble can take many forms, and none of us are exempt from it. Not even King David nor Jesus Christ, God’s own Son, could escape times of testing, trial, and trouble from wicked, vile, and evil people who sought to do harm. It is in those times when we really need to cling to our Foundation, which is the LORD God. He is our merciful, gracious, loving, patient, and truthful Guide. Unite your heart to trust and fear Him alone (Psalm 86:2, 11). He will forgive, deliver, strengthen, help, and comfort you too (Psalm 86:5, 13, 16-17)!
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 86:11