Meditations in the Psalms
Our meditation today reminds us of the need to depend upon the Lord, not the ability or amount of human wisdom or military might. Some have said that there is safety in numbers. The Bible does teach the wisdom of a “multitude of counsellors” when trying to understand the wise course of action when there is no Biblical direction that is obvious. But, we must always remember that God saves by few, not by many. You and God do make a majority in your community!
- The deliverance we need comes not by human numbers or ability – verses 16-17
- The dependency on the Lord that is so essential – verses 18-22
We are urged to “hope in His mercy (v. 18),” and “wait for the LORD” and “rejoice in Him,” and “trust in His holy Name.” The final verse of this chapter is a simple, yet powerful prayer: “Let Thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in Thee.”
Verse for Meditation
Verse 20 – “Our soul waiteth for the LORD: He is our help and our shield.”
“I trust in You, Lord, and I wait for Your help and direction in my life.”