In the two translations I have before me, Psalm 63 is titled “Joy in the fellowship of God” and “Desire for God”
Our mighty God, He who holds the whole world, He desires to be with us and when we desire to be with Him, it creates an intimate relationship that is filled with love and joy.
He who holds the whole world is our mighty God. He desires to be with us, and when we desire to be with Him, it creates an intimate relationship that is filled with love and joy.
Even in our brokenness, our human relationships reflect a glimpse of the rich relationship to be experienced between us and God. Our God is a father to us, and we are His children. If you were blessed with loving parents as a child, do you remember how much joy you felt when they came to pick you up and how much joy you felt when playing together? This joy came forth out of an intimate relationship based on unbreakable love.
In a similar way we, His Church, are called the bride, and Jesus is our bridegroom. If you got married, do you remember the longing you had for your spouse as you were getting married? Do you remember the joy you experienced when you were able to spend time together and nothing else mattered? The thought of being together when separated and being together paired with joyful thoughts.
Even if you haven’t experienced these relationships with other people, seek to understand how you can experience a greater and fuller relationship with God.
It’s so important to realize how much God desires to have a personal intimate relationship with us, and understand that He doesn’t hold back. God loved us so much, He came down to earth in the person of Jesus Christ to die for us, being beaten and shamed and experiencing a horrible death. He did that out of love for you and me! That’s how much He loves us!
Now Psalm 63 is a wonderful example of how we need to respond to His love within this relationship. It shows us how we need to long for God, how we need to be so in awe of His perfect goodness, His perfect greatness, His perfect lovingkindness towards us.
This psalm was written as David was in the wilderness of Judah. So no matter where you are in life, whether on the mountain top or in a time of wilderness and chaos and despair, you can always find joy in your relationship with our God. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise (Psalm 100:4) and spend time with God, for as in Psalm 16 it is written, “In Your presence is the fulness of joy”.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 64-65