But you, O Lord, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. Deliver my life from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs. Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen (Psalm 22:19-21).
Well, it’s about time.
I mean, we’re nineteen verses in, and this is the first time David has actually asked God to help. We certainly get the impression that David has asked for help in the past–and God has been silent–but so far in this Psalm he has been more focused on the problem than on the Solution.
You and I never do that, do we?
Ask him, Beloved. He knows what you’re facing. You don’t have to build a case; just
He is not far off–he promised.
You’re his Beloved, after all.