Have you ever had the feeling that you were the only one in the group (friends, co-workers, family) that spoke out for what was right? This group that you’re in has turned on its heels against you and seeks to speak what is true based on public correctness. You on the other hand are the odd-man-out and your voice is a mere squeak compared to the loud noise of the populist choir. Where have all the righteous gone? Why are the words of the righteous disappearing? Rest easy you are not the first to experience such a moment. Elijah (1 Kings 18:22) thought he was the only faithful prophet left and Isaiah (Isaiah 57:1) and Micah (Micah 7:1-7) voiced their concerns over the absence of righteous leaders. The apostle Paul moaned over having to go-it alone (2 Timothy 1:15). David knew he was living in a society controlled by deception. It wasn’t that a small section was spinning the truth and promoting propaganda it was the characteristic of his entire generation.
David prays, “Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!...Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land. (Psalm 12:1, 7-8)
Help is truly what we need from our God. It is what we do when we sense our own weakness. We seek out safety when there is none to be found and we cry out to the only one who can provide the help we desire. We don’t need to explain our petition just simply utter the two most useful words, “help, Lord.” There is no need to ramble-on just get to the point of your prayer—Help!When you’re tired and find no support to the right or the left just call out to Him for help. “Help me Lord you are my Teacher, my Deliverer, my High Tower, my Provider, my Salvation, my Power, my Peace, my Promise.” The precious Word of the Lord will fill your heart and soul with courage and make you feel safe as you face this generation who manufactures deception. Continue to speak the truth the only truth that will increase the salt and light in this generation. Be faithful believer to voice the truth in love or vileness will conquer the land.