We live in a fast paced society where everyone is applauded for how much they “do”. David seems to take a different approach to life. In today’s Psalms David sure does say the word “let” a lot:
“Let God arise”
“Let His enemies be scattered”
“Let those who hate Him flee before Him”
“Let them rejoice before God”
“Let their dwelling place be desolate”
“Let God be magnified”
And so forth.
David can be a man that says “let” instead of “do” because he believes in the power of prayer; so he can say, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) since his view of the Lord is so big! David is confident that God hears him, He loves him, He knows what it best for him, and He is working for his good. Therefore, David can pour out his heart to the Lord and find peace and rest. Later in the Story Paul, a man who has much to be anxious about as we will learn, says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God”. (Philippians 4:6) So DO pray and LET God work! Keep reading.
(Psalms 68-70, Psalm 86, Psalm 101)