Scripture: Psalm 65-67, Psalm 69-70 . Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
Today’s psalms express how thankful we should be to God for His many blessings. These songs speak of how God provides for us abundantly, how God answers our prayers, how joy comes from spreading the good news about God around the world, a psalm written by David about how we can cry out to God in our times of trouble and how we can look forward to the day when evil and injustice will be gone forever, and another psalm by David expressing an urgent prayer for God’s help. Follow along in these beautiful songs, Psalm 65-67 and Psalm 69-70!
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
We can always be thankful to God for His many blessings in our lives. God does provide for each and every one of us abundantly, although we may not always see it that way. Sometimes we may feel completely overwhelmed by the multitude of our sins; however, God is a very forgiving Father, and He will forgive us and wash us clean if we only repent and ask Him. Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, all believers can have personal access to God at any time and anywhere. God wants us to spend time with Him, to pray and talk with Him. God answers prayer. Sometimes we may grow impatient at the timing of when God answers a certain prayer or request, but we need to have faith and believe that God knows the perfect timing for everything that happens in our lives. God will always keep His promises to us, just as we should follow through on whatever we promise to do. Our main purpose in life is to spread the good news about our Heavenly Father to everyone around us. Joy will come when we obey God. God cares for us, and evil will one day be stripped from the earth, just as God promises us. God hears us when we cry out to Him in the middle of our struggles. We may also have to suffer severely for our devotion to Him, but it will be well worth it in the end. When we become devastated by a death or a tragedy, we must turn to God and ask Him to save us and help us from our hurting. He will be our comfort through such times. When other people reject us, God is the one we need the most. Just continue to pray, for God is listening. God is our strength, our hope, our confidence, our rock, our help, and our comfort. He will be there for us always, especially in the most urgent times of our lives.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the examples and stories that You have placed in Your Word for us to learn from. Thank You for the Book of Psalms, and the lessons that come from each beautiful song. Father, we know that we are sinners, and we ask for Your forgiveness. Please help us to love and obey You wholeheartedly. Please help us to love our enemies and to forgive those who have hurt us, as well. Please be with those who have rejected You, and help them to return to You, Father, before judgement. Help us to treat others with kindness, and help us to show the same traits to others as You do, following Your example. Help us to trust in Your care and provision in each of our lives. Even though we do not always get what we want in life, we know that You know what is best for us. Please help us to draw near to You, and please protect us from giving in to the pressures of this fallen world. We want to live Godly lives. When we face struggles in this life, Father, please help us to call upon You. Help us also to be more compassionate toward others who are struggling in this evil world, as well. Help us to be Your hands and feet in this world, and guide us in the right paths for our lives. Help us to trust in Your timing for our lives, and help us not to grow impatient. We thank You for Your son Jesus who died to free us from the slavery of our sins. Thank You for the promise of one day living in eternity with You. Please guide and protect us, our friends, families, pets, and our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering. We love You and thank You for everything. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.