We have all had those times in our lives when we felt like we had hit rock bottom and needed God to come through for us.
In such circumstances, it is important to have Bible verses that remind you of God’s unfailing promises to retain your faith as you seek His assistance.
As a theologian with a thorough knowledge of the Bible, I was inspired to share with you the best Psalms to read when seeking God’s intervention in tough circumstances.
5 Best Psalms to read for God’s divine intervention
“Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you. You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Hear my prayer, Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.”
The verse opens with a prayer of supplication from the Psalmist, beseeching God to hearken upon his prayer for restoration, acknowledging that he is poor and oppressed, reminding God of his devotion to Him.
These scriptures reminds you that God is compassionate and will surely answer your prayers because you trust Him.
“Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.”
As quoted in these verses, David pleads with God not to hold his forefather’s transgressions against him in time of need, reminding God that his deliverance is for the glory of His name.
Reading this chapter affirms to you that God will not deny your prayers based on past transgressions.
“Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts.”
David is quoted seeking God’s mercy and favor to be delivered from oppression and for God to direct his path according to His word. Understanding this verse reminds you to let God lead the way as you pass through the storms of life until He delivers you from the hands of your enemies.
“Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.”
The Psalmist is quoted praying for a haven in which he can find refuge from troubling circumstances. In such times when you cannot find peace in your life, these scriptures remind you to always turn to God for your solace and refuge.
“I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. You have not given me into the hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.”
This verse explains how David continues to rejoice in his affliction knowing that even though he is in hardship, the Lord will remember him and not let him fall captive to the hands of his enemies.
This scripture helps you understand that God is always with you and will not let your enemies rejoice over your fall but will instead deliver you to your place of freedom.
How to Use Psalms to pray for God’s intervention
Most theologians believe that if you are to effectively use Psalms to pray for God’s intervention in your life, you need to first begin with a word of prayer .
Pray for the Holy Spirit to help you discern the deeper meaning of the verses. After prayer, read through the entire verses of your selected Psalms chapters to find a deeper understanding of the writer’s thoughts as he wrote the book.
Finish by applying the verses to your situations as you make your supplications known to God. Pray believing that as you have read in the verses, you have already received as Jesus affirms in Mark 11:24.
What is the best time to read these Psalms when you are seeking God’s intervention?
The best time to read these Psalms would be during your prayer sessions. Since these verses are read seeking God’s help from difficult situations, they must immediately be accompanied by prayers.
It could be in the evening, morning, or noon as David points out in Psalm 55:17 or at midnight Psalm 119:62, provided it is preceded with a word of prayer.
As a theologian, I have always been curious to learn more about the Christian Faith. That is why I pursued a Certificate in Christian Studies, Certificate in Christian Foundations and a Masters in Theology. I also have an immersive experience in editing for numerous websites. I have worked as an editor for over a decade and am currently the editor-in-chief at Christian Faith Guide. I enjoy working as an editor and feel privileged to share my expertise and help spread God’s word. You can read more about me on the about us page.