“I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. Attend unto my cry: for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name; the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.” Psalm 142:5-7 KJV
This is the psalm of my daily reading schedule for today. In the first four verses the Psalmist talks to the Lord about his trouble and how he is very alone. People are trying to “get him,” and “do him in,” then in verse 5 he pours out this beautiful cry of faith.
The Lord is all we need in the land of the living. He does hear our cries at all times and is deep comfort and encouragement to us when all around fail us. He is our portion. There are times we are brought very low, yet He is always with us to deliver and to be strong for us. Eventually righteous people will be our fellowship circle and the Lord will deal with us in a way of bounty.
These are awesome, faith-filled words. May we take them to heart and enjoy their truth today – regardless of our circumstances. Matters may be good or we may be struggling – yet He is there with us always to be for us and to work matters for us. How wonderful is our Lord Jesus Christ.