Daily Devotions


Day 167

Psalm 22:11 "Be not far from Me"

Day 167 – Psalm 22

“Be not far from Me” Psalm 22:11


The author of Psalm 22 must have been sorely tested in his life. The problems of life made even more complex by wicked enemies must have severely tested his trust in God.


It may be difficult to face trials of life. But nothing is more important than to hold fast to our trust in God. One way of holding fast may be expressed in prayer.

“I was cast upon You from birth.
From My mother’s womb You have been My God.
Be not far from Me, for trouble is near;
For there is none to help.”
Psalm 22:10-11

1. Lessons on Trust in God

a) These lessons may be traced to our “infancy”.
b) These lessons are learned instinctively.
i) The immediate application is that of trust in the mother.
ii) The deeper lesson is that of trust in the Lord.
c) These lessons are learned through:-
i) Reflection
ii) Meditation
iii) Comprehension

2. Application of trust learned from a life time

a) Calling on God in a very personal way.

“From My mother’s womb You have been My God.”
Psalm 22:10b

b) Crying out to God with strong hope that He is not far away at all.

“Be not far from Me…”
Psalm 22:11a

c) Crying out to God amidst deep trouble.

“For trouble is near; for there is none to help”
Psalm 22:11b