The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.-Psalm 145:17-18
What it David telling us here? What message is he trying to get across to us? David’s message is very simple he is telling us that God is faithful and that whatever he says he will do he will do. And that includes hearing us when we call on him. David himself knew this from personal experience. God promised David that he would be king over Israel and that promise was fulfilled. God answered David’s prayer’s and petitions time and time again. In fact David is described as a “man after God’s own heart”. David knew that God was not just passively sitting around waiting for us to come to him, but that God is actively seeking and searching for us. And we see this played out in God’s first interaction with Adam and Eve after they had sinned.
We all know the story of Adam and Eve. How the serpent tempted Eve to eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil by distorting what God had said. And how then gave some of the fruit to Adam and he ate it too. Thus causing them to sin and resulting in their expulsion from the Garden of Eden and the introduction of sin into the world. But we miss the most important part of the story most of the time. We miss the part in the middle shows us that God is near to us all the time and is patiently waiting for us to call on him.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”-Genesis 3:8-9 NIV
Even though Adam and Eve had messed up and broken God’s command to them, God was still right there with them waiting for them to call on him. That is the message that David is telling us in our passage today. No matter what you have done, no matter what you are going through and no matter where you are God is always there right beside you ready to answer your call to him. God made a promise to Joshua as the people of Israel were about to enter the promised land. And that promise is this: “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5 NIV). And that promise still holds true for us today. Trust God today to never leave you nor forsake you.