Psalm 9 – Confidence in the Character of God

Now, it says for your comfort – you who seek the Lord – who really pour out your very soul before him – who seek him on your bed – who seek him in the different hours of the day – who seek him with an honest heart – who really hunger and thirst after him for what he is in himself – this is spoken for your consolation, “You, Lord” – David solemnly appeals to God himself – “You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” ‘They often fear that you have forsaken them. They often doubt and tremble in their minds whether you will ever appear. But you, Lord, have not forsaken them.’ Do you often find it so?
Now, the Lord never forsakes his people. He says, “I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment – lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.” O these secret waterings of God upon the soul! O these secret leadings of the blessed Spirit in the heart! How he revives the soul when dead! How he opens it when shut up! How he enlarges it when contracted! How he draws it with the cords of love! How, from time to time, he lays the everlasting arms underneath the fainting, tottering spirit! He “has not forsaken those who seek him.” There may be long seasons of darkness. We may pray, and get no answer. We may cry, and the Lord give no token. We may fear that he never will hear us; yet it will be found in the end, that the Lord has not forsaken those who seek him. No, not for one moment; some appearance on our behalf, though we cannot clearly see it – some support, though we may not sensibly feel it – some check in the conscience, though we may not be fully conscious of it – some secret guidings of the feet, though we may not be able plainly to discern them.
“You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” No! He never will forsake them, for his promise runs thus, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” The Lord never forsakes the work of his hands. He will never give up his little ones into the hands of Satan that he may destroy their souls. He will not forsake those who seek his face, and call upon his name.

J.C. Philpot

Read Psalm 9 and notice all the references to the confidence and hope that David has in God. What does David indicate in this psalm about God that gives him this confidence? How can you apply these same truths to your confidence in God in the midst of difficult times?

May the Peoples Praise You by Keith & Kristyn Getty

Posted on: June 22, 2017 - 10:00PM

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