The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17 If the righteous cry out God hears and He delivers them out of all their troubles. Yes, he delivers us out of all of our troubles. God is no respecter of persons so whoever calls out God will deliver them if they call believing that He will deliver them.
There are many instances in the bible where God’s children cried out to God and he delivered them. In many instances, in the Old Testament the children of Israel called out to God and he delivered them from major troubles throughout their ancient history.
Take King David for instance, He hid from Saul for years and every time he was in a situation where he could lose his life(because Saul was chasing David to kill him)he cried out to God and God delivered him.
1 Samuel 17:37 “The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you”.
David faced a grown bear and lion both of who threatened his life as he protected his father’s sheep. He cried to God and God enabled David to kill both the bear and the lion. A teenage boy killing a bear and a lion. How else could he have done it without God enabling him to kill the two predators?
Listen to I Samuel 21:10-15 “And at that, David shot out of there, running for his life from Saul. He went to Achish, king of Gath. When the servants of Achish saw him, they said, “Can this be David, the famous David? Is this the one they sing of at their dances?
Saul kills by the thousand, David by the ten thousand!” When David realized that he had been recognized, he panicked, fearing the worst from Achish, king of Gath. So right there, while they were looking at him, he pretended to go crazy, pounding his head on the city gate and foaming at the mouth, spit dripping from his beard. Achish took one look at him and said to his servants, “Can’t you see he’s crazy? Why did you let him in here? Don’t you think I have enough crazy people to put up with as it is without adding another? Get him out of here!”
David acted insanely and the King of the Philistines told his guards to kick David out because He was crazy and he had enough crazy people around him. God delivered righteous David from another life-threatening situation.
Imagine he acted insanely and the King kicked him out of his presence and David escaped with his life. Many times throughout his life He cried out to God and God heard him and delivered him.
This is why David could write Psalm 34 about how God delivers the righteous when they call out to him.