David was definitely having a week. As he was writing this psalm, one can hear the desperation. Saul was hunting him like a vile traitor, he had disparaged him to the kingdom and swore to wipe him off the planet. David was on the run, hiding and hoping to see each day’s new sunrise. In the midst of that scenario, David knew he needed God and his presence like his body needed water.
Dehydration kills people so much more quickly than does starvation. Our body simply shuts down without fluids. What is worse, being thirsty is not always the symptom–confusion, lethargy, hunger and stomach sickness are often the signs. Spiritually, David feared the same. He was afraid that without God’s presence he would grow faint and die. God was not a convenience–no he was the most vital life force for the beloved king.
We should seek that level of relationship with our Lord. Depending upon God for the very essence of our spiritual life–that is what He is willing to be. God was never about doing religious acts. God has repeatedly reminded His chosen–that He only wants us to trust Him and allow Him to transform our lives into something amazing. God leads, God builds and God completes us–we simply have to allow the spiritual hydration. Without Him we remain dry and confused doomed to spiritually dehydrate. But, do not worry, God is listening and ready to quench our spiritual thirst!
God Bless You
Lord, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
come to my relief.
2 Do not bring your servant into judgment,
for no one living is righteous before you.
3 The enemy pursues me,
he crushes me to the ground;
he makes me dwell in the darkness
like those long dead.
4 So my spirit grows faint within me;
my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember the days of long ago;
I meditate on all your works
and consider what your hands have done.
6 I spread out my hands to you;
I thirst for you like a parched land.
7 Answer me quickly, Lord;
my spirit fails.
Do not hide your face from me
or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life.
9 Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,
for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground.
11 For your name’s sake, Lord, preserve my life;
in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;
destroy all my foes,
for I am your servant