“But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him” (Psalm 4:3, ESV).
David began the fourth Psalm with a plea to God to hear his prayer, twice repeated with a reflection on God’s past mercy between (v.1). Men are dishonorable and deceptive (v.2); but, he declares in this verse, God is faithful to those who love Him. Thus, David is assured that God will hear his plea and once more have mercy upon him. The past faithfulness of God, and the character of God, combine to make the basis for the psalmist’s assurance.
People let us down, but God is wholly reliable, wholly righteous, wholly good. Those who follow Him can have the utmost assurance that He will never falter or fail. All who belong to Jesus Christ have been set apart as God’s own, and given the wonderful privilege that Jesus communicated to His followers when He taught them to pray: the privilege to call upon Him as Father. Our Father hears us when we call. Lift up your heart to Him today.