In my distress I cried to the LORD,
And He heard me.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips
And from a deceitful tongue.
So whoever wrote this psalm had distress, and he cried out to God. God heard him, meaning that He took care of him.
The psalmist is very specific. He doesn't say, "God, help me!" he says "Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue." He tells God what he needs.
When we need God's help with something, we can't just say, "God, help me!". We have to say, "God, I need guidance in this issue" or "Comfort my heart, because I'm upset about _______".
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Response Question: Do you think that God would have answered the psalmist had he been less specific?