Psalms 138: A Prayer of David with Personal Meditations
Hello there! It is Saturday not Friday (when I was supposed to be back here. That means I am a day late). Also, it’s raining but you probably know that already.
I am honestly grateful to God for the rains. Just that: grateful and thankful.
Now, to a psalm that I love:
1 I will praise You with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto You.
Lord, I do not want to say these words just for the sake of saying them. I pray to mean them every single day; that I will praise You with my whole heart in how I live and with all that I am; before all men – whether they be of high or low degree – and before the gods of men. I will praise You.
2 I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and for Your truth: for You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God.
Father, I pray that I will follow the same order – as You do – in my own life as well. For to know Your word is to know You; to have Your word hidden in my heart is wisdom. Lord, help me to sink my teeth – continuously more deeply – into Your word; to just sit at Your feet and LISTEN to You.
3 In the day when I cried You answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.
Restore every sinew of fervent persistence and devotion to Your word that has been toned down or even lost along the way. I will rest on this word – You strengthened me with strength in my soul – until it is accomplished.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O LORD, when they hear the words of Your mouth.
(Deep personal meditation) Notice: all the kings of the earth and that is without exception.
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.
There is nothing greater than You and there is nobody greater than You. You Lord, are great in all the earth; in all the universe. And You reign with power, justice and mercy.
6 Though the LORD be high, yet has He respect unto the lowly: but the proud He knows afar off.
Lord Jesus, though You are high, You chose to become low for love’s sake. Teach me this mystery. Also, that I may remain the apple of Your eye at all times, I pray for a heart of humility and a heart of a servant.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me: You shall stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and Your hand shall save me.
8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: Your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of Thine own hands.
I have always loved this verse Lord. You know Lord, sometimes I can’t seem to see the progress of faith in my life. There are times it seems as though I take one step forward then another two steps backwards. And many times it gets frustrating. I wonder…“why can’t I seem to get the lesson? Why do I fail a test I have taken so many classes on?” Then You remind me this verse. You have promised that You will perfect that which concerns me. You will see to it till the very end. You will not forsake the work You began in my life.
Lord, I know for certain that You will do what You say You will do because unlike me – fluctuating in consistency – You keep Your word. Help me to yield; I do not think I will ever cease asking You to help me to yield to what You desire do work in, and through me. Thank You that Your mercy endures forever. Amen.
(A Psalm of David with my own personal meditations)