What I see happening in this psalm is a compare and contrast between the godly life and that of the wicked. Being given the choice to be a follower of Jesus or not is a gift, and, in and of itself, the freedom to choose one’s way can also be frightening. I long to feel a deeper closeness to my creator, my loving heavenly Father, and this psalm is an encouragement and reminder of the goodness and rewards we celebrate as followers. Oh what joy to have God watching over us! Take a moment to just let that truth – that God is watching over you — truly sink in. If you’re like me, the joy inside can’t help but start to gurgle!
So what do we do in response to these great promises. For me, I need to focus more on the will of God for my life and less on my own strength. I tend to feel pretty mighty at times. Personally, I am at a turning point in my life, and I am waiting patiently for God’s direction. I do yearn to help those close to me draw closer to God, and I pray he will use me in some miraculous way.
Let’s pray. Father God, help each of us take a moment today to just delight in you and how you are directing our paths. We confess that we are sinful, and we lay our faults, our guilt, our pain, our sadness, and our doubts at your feet. Thank you for redeeming us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.