by Kevin Rutherford


Psalm twenty is a powerful Psalm for those in trouble.  It is a Psalm that should strengthen, encourage, and embolden us in the face of problems.  In verses one through three David speaks of God answering you, sending help to you, strengthening you, and remembering your offerings when you are in trouble. In verses four through six David speaks of God answering your prayers with all of the things you need while you are in trouble.  In verses seven and eight David talks of those who trust in military might, but he says he will trust in God.  David then closes this Psalm with the words “Save, Lord! May the King answer us when we call (Psalm 20:9).”

Do you have the same confidence David had?  Do you, like David, go to God in prayer with faith and courage?  We should come before the throne of God with humility, gratitude, and boldness (Hebrews 4:16).  God will listen to the prayers of the righteous (1 Peter 3:12).  God will answer the prayers of the righteous (James 5:16).  Make sure you pray to God frequently (1 Thessalonians 5:17).  Make sure you don’t forget your source of strength and salvation in your day of trouble (Psalm 20).