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Give Me An Undivided Heart

A Daily Devotional And Reading From The Psalms




Psalm 86:5–11

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.

11  Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:

Unite my heart to fear thy name.


Many of the Psalms of David were prayers about his enemies. This Psalm is no different. In verse 14 we see that the proud are risen against him and assemblies of violent, ungodly men seek to harm his soul. David, desperately needs Divine help, so he continually prays for mercy. I find it very interesting that in the midst of a prayer for mercy, in a time of great need, David asks for God to give him a united heart, that is a heart that is undivided.

Psalm 86:11  Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:
Unite my heart to fear thy name.

My tendency in times of difficulty is to only seek help for the immediate need, to focus entirely on my present circumstance. It is almost as though the crisis has taken the complete attention of my heart. Isn’t that the enemies plan, to find some way to steal our hearts away from God? He will distract us with possessions and pleasures for sure, but problems are another tool in his bag of tricks. Like the Apostle Peter, the storm can steal our eyes away from the Lord, our only hope of keeping our heads above water. I intend on following the example of David’s prayer and to ask God to help me have an undivided heart in a difficult time. Anybody with me?

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