David’s friendship with God was based on what he knew about God from God’s past actions. David can lay everything on the line because he knows God’s character is dependable.
I remember the days of old.
I ponder all your great works
and think about what you have done. I lift my hands to you in prayer.
I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain.
Come quickly, Lord, and answer me,
for my depression deepens.
Don’t turn away from me,
or I will die.
All friendship requires trust; and trust is built on memory, a good memory of good things. When a person says what they will do and then follows through, we begin to trust their word and their character. David believes that God is trustworthy because he remembers that God has been faithful in the past. When we pray, remembering the times that God has delivered on his promises is vital. Honest prayer is built on good memory.
Would you say with David, “My depression deepens.”? Have you ask God to rescue you? Build your requests for help on the unshakable foundation of God’s character. He’s done it before; he’ll do it again!