Thirst for God
|O God, You are my God ~ Ps. 63:1|
|Thus I will bless You while I live;|
I will lift up my hands in Your name. ~ Ps. 63:4
Praising God must be the work of our whole lives. ~ Matthew Henry
In verses 6-9, David is telling us that if God be for us, our enemies shall fall under His righteous judgment. But everyone who trusts in Him shall rejoice.
When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of your wings I will rejoice.
My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me. ~ Ps. 63:6-8
When sleep departs from our eyes through pain, or sickness of the body, or any disturbance in the mind, our souls - by remembering God - may be at ease and repose themselves. Perhaps an hour's pious meditation will do us more good than an hour of sleep would've done.
WHAT CAN I LEARN ABOUT GOD IN THIS PSALM:
- God is my God
- God's lovingkindness is better than life
- God is my help
- God upholds me with His right hand
- I praise God that He IS my God!
- I praise God that He can be found when I seek Him
- I praise God that He is my help, and that His right hand upholds me
- I praise God for His lovingkindness to me and my family
O God, You are my God. May I seek You with my whole heart, my whole being. May I look for You, to see Your power & glory displayed in my life. You show Yourself to me in so many daily kindnesses . . . thank You, Lord, that Your lovingkindness is better than life. May I praise You and bless You while I live on this earth. May my soul find its delight in You. In Jesus' name I pray ~ Amen