Psalm 34:17, 18
When the righteous cry for help, the Lordhears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
These verses serve as a great reminder of humble prayer.
Here are some important points from these verses.
- The righteous will face trouble and need help.
- The brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit need comfort that only the LORD can before (nearness and salvation).
The truly righteous, those who have been made righteous by God, understand that God has already saved them and blessed them beyond anything they could even imagine. So crying out to him for help with the troubles of this world is an obvious decision, not necessarily easy.
God is the faithful deliverer of those who are broken and humble.
God not only hears the righteous' cry, but he also delivers the righteous one.