This psalm is subtitled
“He will not forsake his saints”.
What an amazing psalm depicting of God’s protection and love for the righteous and upright. Although, at times it may seem as though the wicked are getting away and prospering. I am reminded that God is faithful and just and He will judge them.
In the opening verses I am challenged to:
1. Trust in the Lord
2. Delight myself in the Lord
3. Commit my way to the Lord.
What a convicting thought and challenge! Am I doing these things? vs. #7 phrases it even more challenging “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;”
Wow that is so hard to do. Yet so important. I am reminded in the psalm that God protects, defends, blesses, and loves His children. What an amazing thought. How awesome my God truly is. Though at times, it may seem hard, though I will fall (vs. 24) He will uphold me. Perhaps the most encouraging verse is in verse #25.
“I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.”
God delivers, and defends those who:
1. take refuge in him
2. who trust him
3. who keep his way
What an amazing challenge to me!
So thankful for the faithfulness, the strength and power, the love and the steadfastness of my God.
Dear Faithful Heavenly Father,
Help me to trust you, to abandon my will to yours today. Help me to delight in YOU not in worldly pleasures or selfish desires. May I truly take refuge in who you are when I am discouraged and attacked. Help me to keep your way. May I remember that although the wicked may seem to prosper you laugh at them because “there day is coming”. You are strong, mighty, you will deliver. As David wrote may I “Be still before you, and wait patiently for YOU.” Resisting the urge to act in my own will and power. You protect and provide for your children. May I always rest and trust in you, knowing of your power, love and protection.