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Psalm 119 – Part 4A

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PSALM 119:25-32

Hebrew D-Daleth

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25 My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!
26
When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes!
27
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate
on your wondrous works.

28
My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
29 Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!
30
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.
31
I cling to your testimonies, O Lord; let me not be put to shame!
32
I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!
Psalm 119:25-32, ESV

You’ll find as you read and re-read through these particular verses today that the Psalmist knows that God’s Word not only revives him (vs. 25), but gives him life and strength—physical strength for his physical body as well as spiritual strength for his spirit (vs. 28). God’s Word is living; it is active as Hebrews 4:12 says. That means it is full of life, life-giving truth that indeed sets you free from the bondage of sin and death. The more you partake of God’s Word, the more life you receive. And the more you feed on the Word, the stronger you become as a child of God.

One of the main keys to receiving the truth of God’s Word is to have an open heart to hear Him speaking to you. When you are a hearing heart, you will hear Him speak to you as you read and study His Word. He desires that we spend time fellowshipping with Him. In the times of fellowship, He will speak to your heart; He will highlight a particular verse or verses to you; He will stir your spirit to receive His promises, His Word. The Psalmist said (vs. 26) he that he poured out his heart to the Lord, sharing his griefs and all, and that God listened to him. The Lord is never too busy to hear you call on Him. He’s always “on call” and will always respond.

When the things in life weigh you down, when everything gets too heavy, you’ll find restoration and strength in God’s Word. The Amplified version of verse 28 puts it this way: “My life dissolves and weeps itself away for heaviness; raise me up and strengthen me according to [the promises of] your Word.”

Be encouraged today from God’s Word. Whatever you’re facing, you’re not alone. Dig into His Word and find the strength you need to stand strong in Him. His Word is working in you, enabling you beyond what you can do on your own—that’s God’s love and grace working in you today.