Psalm 86:5 – Verse of the Day 10/2/13
Psalm 86 is a song of supplication in which David presents his needs to the Lord. In the first verse he straightforwardly asks the Lord to hear him, “for I am poor and needy.” This verse serves as the ground for David’s reply. The Lord is both forgiving and good, and therefore offers mercy (verse 6) and promises to answer (verse 7).
As you pray, give thanks that we worship a merciful God who hears our prayers and answers us. Ask the Lord to provide for your needs, and to give you the faith to believe that He will. Ask for the strength and the will to believe that what God does give you is in fact what you need. Take comfort that your God loves you and cares for you.