But You, Lord, don’t be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me. – (Psalm 22:19, HCSB)
Lord, don’t leave me! You are my strength – hurry and help me! – (Psalm 22:19, ERV)
But You, O Eternal, stay close; O You, my help, hurry to my side. – (Psalm 22:19, VOICE)
If David, a mighty warrior who became a powerful king knew to call on the Lord to be his strength in times of trouble or weariness, how much more can we? God is faithful to be near, and He hears us as we call on His Name to be our help and our hope. The Lord strengthens us in our weariness, and remains present through all things. May we ever seek the Lord to be our help, hope and strength, for He is faithful in all things and at all times.
O Lord, be our strength,
Please ever be near;
Our help and our hope,
Who makes our paths clear.
Come quickly, O God,
We need strength and love;
Lead us forward well,
By Your grace above.
Show us Your kindness,
Direct all our ways;
Teach us what is best,
Throughout each new day.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are the help and hope that we can depend on. Thank You that You hear our cries for help and You sustain us with Your presence and love. Forgive us for our fears and doubts when our circumstances seem to be too much. Show us again how You love and help us in all things and at all times. Lead us to love and walk alongside one another well. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we call on You to be our strength and help throughout all our days. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and I praise Him with my song. – Psalm 28:7