Meditations in the Psalms
When we cry unto the Lord, there is hope. In this portion of the psalm we read of how the Lord responds to those who are “in darkness” and “in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron (v. 10).” But, when they “cried unto the LORD in their trouble,” that’s when God saved them “out of their distresses (v. 13).” What a reason to praise the Lord for His goodness and His marvelous works! No matter how great the trial and trouble in our lives, God is able to deliver us and to use it all for His glory and our good.
- The satisfaction the Lord gives – verse 9
- The shadow of death we face – verse 10
- The sin of rebellion – verse 11
- The seriousness of their condition – verse 12
- The salvation of the Lord – verses 13-14
- The sacrifice of praise to the Lord – verse 15
Praise Him for His goodness – that’s the message of this psalm. The Lord will respond when we get right with Him, and call upon Him for deliverance.
Verse for Meditation
Verse 13 – “Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.”
“Thank You, Lord, for all the times that You have rescued me from the mess I created.”