“I’m homesick—longing for Your salvation; I’m waiting for Your word of hope. My eyes grow heavy watching for some sign of Your promise; how long must I wait for Your comfort? There’s smoke in my eyes—they burn and water, but I keep a steady gaze on the instructions You post. How long do I have to put up with all this? How long till You haul my tormentors into court? The arrogant godless try to throw me off track, ignorant as they are of God and His ways. Everything You command is a sure thing, but they harass me with lies. Help! They’ve pushed and pushed—they never let up—but I haven’t relaxed my grip on Your counsel. In Your great love revive me so I can alertly obey Your every word.” —Psalm 119:81-88 (MSG)
Devotional Thought for Today:
His saving grace is that which satisfies and sustains us; we are home in Him. Those who long to experience His promises wait with expectation relentlessly. When the wicked try to distract us, we should focus on Him and not be shaken. Our enemies will keep pushing us to make us tired and finally give up; but we must resolve to never give up, but to hold on to His counsel. As we stand on His Word and obey it, His love will revive us.