"I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word." Psalm 119:107
Eleven different times in the Psalms David asked the Lord to "quicken" him. The word quicken means: to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health. David was a man who faced many trials, heartaches and temptations. They would have destroyed him had he not known that: the Lord was the source of his life- "For in him we live, and move, and have our being." (Acts 17:28a); that the Lord was the one who sustained him- "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." (Psalm 55:22); where his strength came from-"The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed." (Psalms 28:8); Who was the restorer when he fail- "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake." (Psalm 23:3)
Daily we face trials, temptations, situations and circumstances that are intended to destroy our life. The cares of this life will try to "suck" the life out of us. The problems we face will try to steal abundant life from us. Temptations are pits that are lying in wait for our destruction. The enemy of our soul wants to kill us. When we face these times, we should learn from David and pray as he did--- "Quicken me."
If you feel like the life is being drained out of you, if you are lacking abundant life, if you feel like you are slowly dying, if you need to be restored to life, then call out to the Lord today. Don't wait until tomorrow, don't put it off. Ask the Lord to "quicken" you. We also learned through the life of David that each time David prayed this prayer the Lord answered and quicken him. He'll do the same for you.
Have a great day. Do you need "life"? Ask the Lord to "quicken" you.
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