King David begins Psalm 55 with a very bold instruction to God;
Listen to my prayer, O God,
do not ignore my plea;
hear me and answer me.
Why does David use such language as he prays to God? Is this a model prayer for disciples today?
The Apostle Paul instructs disciples in Philippians 4:6 to not be anxious about anything and yet King David declares to the Lord that he is clearly very anxious;
“My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught…
My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me…
Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.” (v2-5)
We all live in a world of stressors. How then should we live as followers of King Jesus in the light of this stress? Psalm 55 has some answers for us.