Updated: May 15, 2022
The Psalmist, David, cries out to God for help. Four times in this passage of Scripture, he adds the the time frame in which he needs help - NOW!
》"Make haste, O God, to deliver me..."
》 "Make haste to help me, O LORD..."
》 "Make haste unto me O God..."
》 "O LORD, make no tarrying."
 Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.
 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying. - Psalm 70:1-5 KJV
His prayer is first for himself. This is an emergency! Maybe, others know about his dire situation, but most likely, they don't. If he doesn't get help for himself, he can't help others get help.
His prayer next is for his oppressors - those trying to hurt him, trying to hinder him, and "ha-ha-ing" him. Twice stated, his prayer is that these oppressors cannot go forward in their desires and actions to hurt or hinder his life.
》"Let them be ashamed and confounded..."
》"Let them be turned backward, and put to confusion...
》"Let them be turned BACK..."
His prayer thirdly is for ALL who truly seek the LORD and love His salvation. For joy and gladness in the midst of difficult relationships, the heart must go to God, and the mind must actively turn to remembering His salvation from a low estate. When with the Psalmist, we can be content with God and joy in Him alone, His glory will shine in the darkness.
Again, in verse 5, David states his personal condition - "poor and needy." Physical needs are easily recognized, yet the greatest poverty is that of the heart and mind.
• Are you physically weak?
• Are you spiritually famished?
• Are you emotionally drained?
God is the One Who can help NOW! Even when your situation externally is tumultuous, He can give deliverance within. He never leaves us or forsakes us, and He loves us with an everlasting love.