Psalms 86:7

7 I call on You in the day of my distress, for You will answer me.[a]

Psalms 86:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:7

In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee
David had his troubles, both inward and outward, before and after he came to the throne, in private and public life; and every good man has his troubles; and there are some particular times or days of trouble; which trouble arises from different causes; sometimes from themselves, their corruptions, the weakness of their grace, and the poor performance of their duties; sometimes from others; from the persecutions of the men of the world; from the wicked lives of profane sinners, and especially professors of religion, and from the spread of false doctrine; sometimes from Satan and his temptations; and sometimes from the more immediate hand of God in afflictions, and from the hidings of his face: these troubles do not last always; they are but for a day, for a particular time; and such a season is a fit one for prayer, and the Lord invites and encourages his people to call upon him in prayer when this is the case, ( Psalms 50:15 ) . Christ had his times of trouble, in which he called upon his divine Father, ( John 11:33 John 11:41 ) ( 12:27 )

for thou wilt answer me;
which the idols of the Gentiles could not do; Baal could not answer his priests, ( 1 Kings 18:26 ) , this the psalmist concluded, both from the promise of God, ( Psalms 50:15 ) , and from his frequent experience, ( Psalms 138:3 ) , a very encouraging reason or argument this to call on the Lord: Christ was always heard and answered, ( John 11:41 John 11:42 ) .

Psalms 86:7 In-Context

5 For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, abundant in faithful love to all who call on You.
6 Lord, hear my prayer; listen to my plea for mercy.
7 I call on You in the day of my distress, for You will answer me.
8 Lord, there is no one like You among the gods, and there are no works like Yours.
9 All the nations You have made will come and bow down before You, Lord, and will honor Your name.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Ps 20:1; 50:15; Gn 35:3
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