Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

July 14th

Psalm 86:12-17

David was being attacked constantly, and people were seeking to kill him. Instead of panic, he prays; instead of mourning, he meditates; instead of pouting, he praises the Lord for what He can and will do! In the midst of our trials, we need to keep our eyes and hearts on the Lord Himself, the One Who is “full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth (v. 15).”

  1. His praise to the Lord – verses 12-13
  2. The proud who are risen against him – verse 14
  3. The plenty of God’s attributes to which he appealed – verse 15
  4. His prayer for mercy and strength – verse 16
  5. His plea for some evidence – verse 17

David called out to the attributes of God, knowing full well that the Lord is gracious and merciful, and will never forsake His children who love Him and serve Him.

Verse for Meditation

Verse 12 – “I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify Thy Name for evermore.”

Meditation Prayer

“Lord, You are the only One Who can help me, and I come to praise You.”

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