Psalm 63

A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah

1 O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.

2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory.

3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.

4 Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.

5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.

6 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.

7 Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

8 My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.

9 But those who seek my life, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

10 They shall fall by the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals.

11 But the king shall rejoice in God; everyone who swears by Him shall glory; but the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

 

I must admit, sometimes God’s solutions take just a bit longer than I would like.  Actually almost always they take a little longer than I would like, since I always want Him to fix everything now.  That’s because He’s the parent and I’m the willful child.  I hope that realizing that I am the willful child is some sort of sign of maturity, but who’s to say.  That being said I must also admit that He is never too late.  And when I find myself in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water it does me good to take a moment to remember that He always comes through for me.  Knowing that my soul shall be satisfied with marrow and fatness gives me the strength to trust and to wait just a little longer.  Even so, come Lord Jesus.

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