FOUR SIMPLE LESSONS FROM PSALM 37
Psalm 37 is one of those psalms that I have read repeatedly over the years. Within this timeless psalm, a few pointers stood out for me. Today’s post will highlight four of them. Enjoy the read!
- Trust in the Lord.
Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. “(NLT)
To trust in someone is to believe in his or her reliability, ability or strength. When you believe in God, you are acknowledging that he can do everything that he promises to. His power is incomparable, and he is completely reliable. Why trust in man when you can trust in God?
- Delight in the Lord
Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (NIV)
What does it mean to delight in the Lord? To delight in God is to find satisfaction, fulfillment, and peace from your communion with him. You can therefore only delight in God if you spend time in his presence. As you fellowship with him and get to know him better, you will enjoy spending time with him. God desires to have an intimate relationship with every one of his children.
- Commit everything to the Lord
Psalm 37:5 “Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.” (NIV)
Committing everything to the Lord means rolling everything over to him, and handing all your heavy burdens to him to carry. God takes our burdens gladly because he has the strength to handle them. Are you unsure about your plans? Is fear of the future weighing you down? Commit your plans to the Lord, and leave their success in his hands.
- Be still in his presence
Psalm 37:7a “Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act.” (NLT)
Stillness in the presence of God refers to silence, calmness, and quietness. When you sit still and quiet in his presence, you do not fight against him. Instead, you are ready to hear from him, and more importantly, obey him. If you are going through a period of turmoil, take some time away to be still in his presence, and listen to what he has to say to you.
There you go- four truths from Psalm 37!
Have a blessed week!