David stood on these two words. Over and over again in the Psalms, he turns to the Lord as his help, his shield, and his deliverer. When lonely, he said these words. When discouraged, he said these two words. When hunted, he said these two words. When in need of wisdom, he spoke these two word. When he suffered loss, he spoke these words. When he was forsaken, betrayed, or in derision, he looked to God with these two words. David understood the importance of turning to the Lord for help, no matter what situation life put him in.
These are encouraging words this morning. When I find myself in these same situations – and many will come during our journey on this earth – like David, I can speak these two words, and rest in the Lord. David realized two things that we’d do well to apply today. First, David realized where his help came from. Psalm 121:2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He realized that the creator of the universe can and will be our help and our shield – an encouraging though indeed! Secondly, once he sought out and made petition to the One that could help him, he waited on the Lord. Psalm 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
When in need of help, let us, too, do these two things. Let us realize where true help comes from. Let us turn to the Lord with the words of David, “help, LORD.” Then, let us wait on the Lord.