Day 19

January 21

Psalm 70

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time at concerts. There is something special about getting into a room with a bunch of other people who love the same songs as you; not to mention seeing the creators of those songs play them live. When you go to these shows, there are almost always at least a few opening bands playing before the headliner, who the majority of people are there to see. I’ve discovered new bands that I loved from watching the openers, but I have also found myself wishing they would finish their songs quickly so I could see the band I traveled to see.

We see this same type of hopeful urgency in Psalm 70. David, the author, is literally asking God to hurry up. Now, one thing I notice about that is the permission it gives us to pray in an authentic and relational way. God allows us to speak to Him in a way that is honest, and He wants us to know that He is never surprised or offended by our prayers.

The second thing I notice is that when David says “do not delay” (verse 5), He is calling on God to rescue him (to rescue His people). That is a request for all the bad things and the good things in this life to come to an end, so that we can experience the fullness of God’s presence.

Today, view every good thing and bad thing in your life as “opening acts” to the headliner, Jesus’ return for His people. Pursue God and anticipate His return. Some opening acts are good, some are bad, but none of them are truly why we are here.

Question: What makes you desire for Jesus to return the most?

Pastor Tyler Wolfe
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