More Hope for Our Time ~ Psalm 70:4-5

By: Steve Negley

Posted: May 2, 2020

Category: Daily Devotional

Let all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you.
Let those who love your salvation
say evermore, “God is great!”
But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay!

There’s something I learned in my theological education about “I” and “Thou”. (I know the lingo as it relates to humans and God, and I am playing around the edges today.) In this Psalm and in our time, I think I am sensing a need to think “I” and “Thou.”

When I focus too much on “I”, I get scared, I get confused, and I can lose sight of what God has in store for all of us. It’s easy today to say:

I am poor and needy.

I need to think about “Thou” as I join the Psalmist in prayer and song:

Hasten to me, O God, my help and my deliverer.
And as I seek you, I will rejoice and be glad in you.
As I love your salvation I will remember to always say
“God is Great!”

Even today, as I might be scared or confused, let me remember that Thou Art Great!


God is great, and God is good. We thank You God for more than just our food. Keep us safe and remind us that You lead us forward each day, as we follow our Lord and Savior Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.