Topic: A Dependable Ally (DCLM Daily Manna 11 February 2021)

Text: Psalm 86:1-10 (KJV)

1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

Key Verse: “In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.” – (Psalm 86:7)


The psalmist poured out his heart because he was in despair. His poverty was not economic but spiritual, in that he realised he needed the help of God in his life. The prayers of many people centre mostly on material and physical needs. They never ask God anything about their spiritual life and upliftment. This is not good.

People fret in the midst of troubles because they do not have that personal touch with God who can do all things. Such people have not proven the possibility of all things with God. David proved that there was nothing he would ask of God that he would not receive.

Again, why should a man like David bother himself with prayer? He was a king and he had everything money could buy and was not in want of anything. It was not lost on David that whether poor or rich, every man born of a woman has challenges which defy natural solutions. This is the point at which many people have erred. They try to manage their lives without inviting the Creator who knows everything about us. David’s prayer was to ask help of God. Today, many troubles that only the power of the Lord can solve do bother humans.

Whether single or married, rich or poor, employed or unemployed, literate or illiterate – man’s troubles are numerous. It will serve believers well to always go to God in prayer and exercise the same implicit confidence David exhibited. He was sure of surmounting every problem or challenge with the help of the Almighty. It is therefore, vain for anyone to indulge in self-management, which leads to avoidable regret and pains.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your destiny is hidden in Christ; don’t panic.

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria. https://dclm.org/

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)