Hear my voice according to your loving kindness
Oh Lord, revive me according to your justice
The truth is the Psalms take on a whole new meaning once trouble or death enter your life – not just the Psalms but all verses of the Bible do, but the Psalms more so. The pain and sorrow, loneliness, and despair that the Psalmist writes about have a much deeper meaning and feeling that they are real. They are true. I will not comment on my personal story, but we all will have a dark lonely time in our lives. When I read this verse, I think about who God is. He is love, full of mercy, grace, and kindness. That is why we seek Him. That is our hope. These are the reasons we will be heard by Him. God has shown himself to us through His Word and only by the reading of His Word do we have the assurance of His goodness and loving kindness.
God’s faithfulness, His law, His justice, precepts, and judgements are true. His never changing nature, the truth and the light reside in Him. God’s promises are true. I can trust Him that all things are under His control. You have no hope but to put your trust in Christ Jesus when you see the eyes and light of somebody you love close for the last time. It is in these verses that the never changing faithfulness and loving kindness, mercy of our God through the blood and death and resurrection of Lord Christ Jesus make all His promises true. Seek Him today for I know we don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalm 119:137-176