Daily Devotion: Psalm 61 – “Who Do You think You Are?”

Scripture: Psalm 61

“Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.” Psalm 61:1-4

“Hello, how are you?” That’s probably the most common way to begin conversations. It seems weird to even think about beginning one with a request unless it’s a drive-thru lane and even then we should be polite. But a request is exactly how the psalmist begins Psalm 61. “Hear my cry, O God.” Part of me wants to ask him, “who do you think you are to begin a conversation with the God of the universe that way?” It may feel strange but this is exactly the type of relationship that God has made available to everyone who has trusted in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I once heard a pastor explain it this way, “the only person who dares wake up a king at 3:00AM for a glass of water is a child.” Let that sink in for a moment. The relationship God’s initiated and that which the psalmist possessed is that of a child- the type of relationship that isn’t known for its vast vocabulary and eloquent phrasing but rather it’s sincerity and vulnerability. So who do you think you are? In Christ, you are a son or daughter of the most high God who has given you complete access, not out of obligation but out of love.


Are you currently taking advantage of your access to God?

Lord, may we never take for granted the access you’ve given to us through Jesus Christ. It is in your beautiful name we pray, Amen.


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