The next section of Psalm 119 in verses 73-80 the psalmist speaks of his joy that God created him and the joy that living as one who fears the Lord brings. I think the heart of his message is in 76-77: “Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.” The psalmist is praising God for loving and comforting him just as He promised. He knows that God will be merciful to him and give him life as he learns to live delighting himself in God’s Word.
Do you know these truths about God for yourself? Do you experience His steadfast love and comfort? Do you see His mercies in your life? Do you find that praying, reading God’s Word and worshiping Him brings you delightful peace and assurance? The psalmist reminds us that all of these are promised by God to those who believe and stand upon His Word. Here are a few promises you can claim in your life and hold onto their truth.
Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Psalm 86:5-7 “For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.”
Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;”
Ask yourself today, where do I see God’s love and mercy and where am I delighting in doing things God’s way? God will keep His promises. Claim victory in Christ today!
Walking with love and mercy given graciously by Jesus to me,