Psalm 69:13 “But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor, in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.”
I love the "but God" situations the bible talks about. If God had not intervened and stepped into the problems in our lives our conditions would look very different. And so it was with David. He knew who and where to go in his times of trouble. He also knew what time it was!
The sons of Issachar were known to have discernment concerning the times and the seasons. But David also knew for it was time for favor. When Jesus stood up in the synagogue he was handed the scroll from the prophet Isaiah and he read from chapter 61:1-2. In doing so he declared the year of the Lords favor and then stated, that today this is fulfilled in your hearing. And so it is with us. Today is the day of the favor of The Lord in your life. Jesus has opened the door for the floodgates to pour down the favor of God in your life.
David tells us in this verse what favor looks like. The answer is salvation. In fact David is "sure " of Gods response. Sure is defined as confident in what one thinks or knows; having no doubt, having a certain prospect or positive anticipation. Wow! Now that definition sounds a lot like what Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as. Faith is the confidence of things hoped for and the assurance of what we do not see.
David has faith in God that he would in fact, beyond a shadow of a doubt, come through with his salvation. Salvation here according to the Hebrew definition means liberty, deliverance, safety and prosperity! That is the time of the Lords favor! David was trusting in who he knew to be faithful and true to his character and that is why he could say but God.
Prayer: “Father I thank you that today is the day of favor in my life. I ask that you would come and bring your sure salvation in every area of my life. I trust you and a look with great anticipation at what you will do.”