Good morning! Well we are officially half way through this chapter. I am really enjoying just meditating on a few verses each day. Yep, I said meditating. My new discipline that I have picked up from this study. Interesting how something you already knew a long time ago, suddenly can become very new and relevant.
Anyway, have a great weekend!
Scripture: Psalm 119:81-88
My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
My eye fail, looking for your promise, I say, “when will you comfort me?”
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
All your commands are trustworthy, help me, for men persecute me without cause.
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
A couple of things stand out to me today. Although the author seems like he’s under heavy persecution, once again he is standing firm. He is recognizing that ultimately God is the pillar and His word is the authority, and he can trust in it.
The other thing is patience. Our timing is not necessarily His timing, our will is not always in line with His will. “when will you comfort me” “how long must I wait”
Remember patience. When I want God to act quick and now, I need to remember that may not be what God has in mind. His plan is perfect, His will is perfect.
God thank you for continuing to teach me and open my eyes to the lessons of these verses. Thank you again for Your word. God, help me to be patient and be able to wait on your answer and timing. And help me to always be ok with Your answer. Lord, I desire to always obey the statutes of your mouth, help me to not forsake your precepts. In Jesus name, amen.