Tag Archives: Psalm 119

January 14, 2022

Today’s prayer:

Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
Psalms 119:49‭-‬50 NKJV

Psalm 119:76 KJV — Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

Romans 15:4 KJV — For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word and the comfort within. Lord, thank You for the hope we find through Your sacrifice. Lord Jesus, thank You that we can praise You day and night and never come to the end of reasons to praise You. Lord, truly, You are great and greatly to be praised! Lord, I praise You for Your faithfulness, for Your mercy, for Your grace, for Your wisdom, for Your Sovereignty, for Your goodness, for Your holiness, for Your love. Thank You for being all we ever need. Thank You for supplying all we require and then some. Thank You for choosing to use the weak, the feeble, the unimportant, the humble, the meek, and those least expected to work through. Thank You that You do not see as man sees. Thank You that You are not fooled by useless trappings or the facade. Thank You that You are truth and You have given it abundantly to us. Lord, please help us turn to You when we need. Lord, please help us to put off the fake, the false, to step away from lies. Lord, cleanse us from all unrighteousness and reveal Your truth to us daily. Lord, please continue to hone our hearts and minds, that we might not sin against You. Thank You, Lord. Thank You. Amen.

Psalm 119

I’ve been reading the Psalms for some time now.

Not exclusively, as we are studying Galatians on Sunday and there are times when the Lord brings me elsewhere.

Yet, the Psalms have been my personal time with the Lord.

Of late, He’s been having me read Psalm 119 over and over.

I know that many people do not learn this way, but I have found such depth and healing in reading the verses many times.

There is such truth, beauty, and healing here for me.

I highlight them.

Pray them.

Feel they are speaking my desires and the cry of my heart through them.

Recently, it was:

Oh, that my ways were directed To keep Your statutes! Then I would not be ashamed, When I look into all Your commandments.
Psalms 119:5‭-‬6 NKJV

The Lord is gracious and merciful and I found such comfort in this:

With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
Psalms 119:10 NKJV

In March, when I was struggling with my health I began to praise God every time I was awake.

It’s a habit I have worked at continuing and this verse encouraged me:

At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, Because of Your righteous judgments.
Psalms 119:62 NKJV

My daily activities have been exhorted by these words:

Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it. Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness. Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way. Establish Your word to Your servant, Who is  devoted to fearing You. Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your judgments are good.
Psalms 119:35‭-‬39 NKJV

And from the beginning of my time in Psalms 119 my heart has found such joy, comfort, and rest in this:

This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
Psalms 119:50 NKJV

And there is so much more.

With all this blessing, it’s difficult to admit, my attitude has not always been such.

I used to look on Psalm 119 as a “problem”.

“It’s so long. How am I supposed to read through it and retain anything?”

I had made an unjust assumption that just because of the many words, I wouldn’t find much.

It was only after surrendering my attitude and the lie I had believed that the words were able to speak to my heart.

I’m so glad I did!

Nothing in scripture is a waste.

The Holy Spirit can use any and all of the scriptures to minister to me, if I surrender my own prejudice and open my heart.

I’m so thankful for the Lord having me read Psalm 119.

I’m blessed that He is so patient with me.

And His love surrounds me.

I can rejoice alongside these words:

Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
Psalms 119:97 NKJV

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You so much for Your Word. How grateful I am to You for teaching my heart. These words have been such a comfort, guide, and blessing. Thank You for sustaining me in each day and showing me Your Word is life. Lord Jesus, there are many who are lost and hurting, please bring them to a knowledge of You. Please speak clearly through those of us who are called by Your name. Please let our mouths be full of Your truth. I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes, please help me to walk in Your ways, Jesus. I love You, thank You for first loving me. Amen.