“I called to the Lord in my distress, and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears.”
Same song, second verse. Literally! David, recounting the situation where he had to run for his life on more than one occasion, admits that he was in distress. Another translation reads like this,
“I was in terrible trouble when I called out to you, but from your temple you heard me and answered my prayer.”
David describes his circumstance as “terrible trouble”. David was in Dire Straits, but the outcome in both translations God’s response was the same: “You heard me from Your temple” & “You heard and answered my prayer”.
I think there’s 2 basic reasons that David stated this verse this way. 1. He was in trouble and lots of it. He was in impossible circumstances-circumstances so serious that ONLY God could save Him. 2. God, busy as He is, running the whole world from where He’s enthroned in His heavenly temple, has time for me! David states, He heard me and He answered me!
God is not detacted from our circumstances, even if they’re direct results of our sin. God is not detacted from the world He created, even those who don’t believe in Him–EVEN those who have defiantly turned theirs backs on Him!
GOD LOVES PEOPLE AND LISTENS WHEN THEY CRY OUT TO HIM! Think about it!
(You might try crying out to Him too!)