1 You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.
David wrote this psalm regarding a time when he was in the wilderness of Judah (possibly when he was fleeing from Absalom). What an encouragement to read these words!
Are you walking through the “wilderness” now? Feeling lonely, in a dark place, battling depression, being persecuted, fighting for life against illness, brokenhearted, hopeless, grieving over a big loss? Or maybe you know someone who is going through it. Keep this psalm close to your heart and mind.
In the midst of what David was going through he didn’t forget about God. On the contrary… he clung to Him (v.8a). Let us learn with David’s example (Su).
Thoughts for the day
- Are you going through a difficult situation, and how much do you cling to God during this situation?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Use a specific part of your daily commute as a prayer prompt. Perhaps you pass the same landmark or station every day; or maybe your journey involves a few different types of transport. Build a connection, so that when you reach a certain part of your journey, you’re prompted to pray for a certain situation or people.