"What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? " Psalm 34:12
This morning while I was reading through Psalm 34, I found real peace and joy in knowing that the Lord God delivers the righteous out of many afflictions (verse 19).
I stopped and meditated on the goodness of the Lord towards his people. How often we forget His goodness and his protection over us.
And as I was reading, I felt such peace and calm flow over me... what joy to be in the presence of my God... knowing that He alone hears me and delivers me from all my fears.
Psalm 34 is loaded with the God's promises and goodness to us...
I sought the Lord
... He heard me
... He delivered me.
They looked unto Him
... and were lightened
... and their faces were not ashamed.
This poor man cried
... and the Lord heard him
... and saved him out of ALL his troubles.
The angel of the Lord
... encampeth round about them that fear Him
... and delivereth them.
O taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
There is NO want to them that fear Him. (v.8)
The eyes of the LORD
... are upon the righteous;
...are open unto their cry.
The righteous cry
... and the Lord heareth
... and delivereth them out of ALL their troubles.
The Lord is near
... unto them that are of a broken heart.
and saveth such
... as be of a contrite spirit.
MANY are the afflictions of the righteous:
... but the LORD delivereth him out of them ALL.
"The LORD redeemeth the soul of His servants, and NONE of them that trust in Him shall be desolate." Psalm 34:22
Aren't God's promises full of peace and comfort? Oh, the importance to place our trust and faith in Him! He alone deserves all the glory and honor.
Father, how we thank you for your never-ending love towards us your people... even when we are weak. We thank you for your protection, and for reminding us that we shall lack no good thing. You alone deliver us from all our afflictions. Help us to magnify your Holy name today in thought and deed and keep us dependent on you.
May the Lord be magnified in your life today, knowing He watches over you... O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3