Topic: Psalm 35:1-9
"Yes, the Lord hears the good man when he calls to Him for help, and saves him out of all his troubles" (Psalm 34:17).
You and I have one of the greatest privileges ever known to mankind - that of calling on God with the assurance that He will hear and answer us.
No trouble we face today will be too great for us to bring God, who has promised to save us out of all our troubles.
True, He suggests certain conditions that must be met for such praying to be effective, but these conditions are not grievous. They are attainable by "whosoever will."
One of these conditions is referred to by the psalmist, "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me" (Psalm 66:18, KJV). According to God's Word, that means I must not even allow wrong feelings and critical attitudes against others to fester in my heart and mind, but rather I must confess them the moment they arise and then trust God for the forgiveness He promises.
Another condition is suggested in the well-known verse on revival: "If my people...will humble themselves, and pray..." (2 Chronicles 7:14, KJV). Even before that time of intercession with the Lord, I must be sure to humble myself, to recognize God as my Lord and Master, and His Holy Spirit as one who sits and rules and reigns on the throne of my life.
As a result, God will produce in my life those qualities of the supernatural life.
Confession and humbling will precede prayer in my life this day, so that I may be sure God hears and will answer.