THE LORD HEARD MY SUPPLICATION --- Psalm 6:9; 9:9, 10, 18. C. H. V. Bogatzky's Daily Devotions April 9.

The Ninth of April.

THE LORD HEARD MY SUPPLICATION --- Psalm 6:9; 9:9, 10, 18.

"The Lord heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer. The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble; and they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, O Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. For the needy shall not be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever." --- Psalm 6:9; 9:9, 10, 18.

Whoever would receive comfort from these word must first be sensible of his poverty and misery, and show it by confessing his sins, and feeling nothing in himself but helplessness and unworthiness.

He must come with all his poverty to a rich Saviour, and daily entreat his mercy; carefully remembering that the Lord has promised to supply all our wants, however great our poverty and misery may be.

Therefore beware of unbelief, and do not suspect the Lord's kindness; but seek to him, and hope in him, and expect all good things from him; assuring thyself that neither thy hope, nor thy prayer, nor a single sigh of thine, will be lost.

O my God! grant me faith, that I may say, The Lord heareth my supplication; the Lord receiveth my prayer. Praised be God, who hath not rejected my prayer, nor turned away his goodness from me, but is my protector and hope.

God hears when dust and ashes speak;
He pities all our groans;
He saves us for his mercy's sake,
And heals all our broken bones.