1 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
I should always have praise just waiting to get out of me and rise up to God! There’s never a moment in my day that I cannot reach down deep inside and find many things to give God praise for. And that praise just waits for Him and His presence in my life. Because eventually everyone will come to Him. He’s the one that hears our prayers. You know it’s funny how many people will only come to God when times are tough. Then they’ll come and pray and ask God to heal them, or take care of their financial situation, or deliver them from an oppressor. But they haven’t maintained their prayers life. That would be like not changing your car oil because the car is running good. Just wait until it breaks down and then take care of the oil. Just wait until your life is in a mess and then pray. This is the wrong approach. God will hear our prayers.
David’s says that there are iniquities that are prevailing against him and his transgressions are wearing him down. But he knows God will take them away. He is faithful to cleanse us. Truth is that Christ has already won the victory over our sin. There’s nothing more we need to do except to accept that fact and walk in victory. He has defeated our enemy at the cross, and now we walk with the King of Kings and Lords of Lords, who hears our every cry. How can we not praise Him!
4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
We are blessed if we choose to approach God. If we make this a cause in life to draw close to him and dwell in his courts then we are indeed blessed. We will be satisfied with what he has for us. Now keep in mind that what he has for us might mean a trial today – something to test our faith. I want to make sure I have the attitude of Paul who said :I’ve learned in whatever state I am in there with to be content” (Philippians 4:11). When we believe that there’s nothing that can shake us, we can be like that tree planted by the water David talks about in the 1st psalm.
God will always answer the righteous because He is the God of our salvation. But more than that He is our confidence. We can have confidence that God will always see you through, that He will never leave us or forsake us, and that He always has our best interest at heart. With that kind of confidence we don’t have to worry about situations that arise in our life. We know that He’s in control and He will take care of those situations. Praise the Lord we have God on our side
6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
God set the mountains where they are. How remarkable is that! He decided where they would be and how tall they would be and how many there would be. He also can still this the noise of the sea. Man can’t do that. The waves keep going and going. But God can. I find that amazing fact when Jesus stilled the waters (Matt 5:35-41). He just said peace be still and there was a calm. Have you thought about how water flows. I mean it doesn’t just stop! It keeps rippling. So when Jesus calmed the storm, He also stopped the waves from rippling – everything was still. To me it is absolutely mind-boggling that He calmed the waves
I love it when David says “Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.” I love a good sunrise and sunset. There’s nothing like the painted clouds shimmering and basking in the light of the sun – orange, red, gold, yellow, blue so beautiful. Probably one of the most beautiful things on earth is a sunrise or sunset. If you can’t look at that and see God you are blind.
9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
God waters the earth. He takes care of His land and enrichess it. God is concerned with our farmers so he takes care of them. He knows what to do for all the crops and animals. He knows when Harvest is approaching. He knows what you need and does everything for you so you can see His goodness when the year is over.
12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
God’s pastures are big enough for all of us. He feeds us even in the wilderness. wen we are kind of lost in our walk, He still watches out for us. He keeps all the land full and abundant , so that the fields and hills and valleys all shout for joy. We should be ready to join their chorus, because their fullness is there for us! If they are blessed, so are we!