Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

December 17th

Psalm 143:1-6

David was being besieged by his enemies, and was in dire straits. He knew what to do and that is to call upon the Lord. He trusted in the faithfulness of God to answer him. His discouragement was real and he spoke of being “overwhelmed.” Times like that can come into the lives of God’s children. David knew how much he needed the Lord, and His longing for the Lord was expressed clearly in verse 6 when he said, “I stretch forth my hands unto Thee: my soul thirsteth after Thee, as a thirsty land.” Today might be a good day to evaluate your own desire for the Lord.

  1. The supplications he brought to the Lord – verse 1
  2. The standard for being justified in God’s sight – verse 2
  3. The smiting of the enemy – verse 3
  4. The spirit that was overwhelmed – verse 4
  5. The study of God’s works – verse 5
  6. The stretching forth of his hands to the Lord – verse 6

David said that he meditated on the works of the Lord. These “meditations” on the Psalms are intended to do just that. Take time to remember Who God is and all that He has done and has promised to do in the future!

Verse for Meditation

Verse 1 – “Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness.”

Meditation Prayer

“Lord, I do remember much of what You have done, and I praise Your mighty power, and trust You to work in my life through Your faithfulness and righteousness.”

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