Psalm _71

Scripture 

Psalm 71:14 But as for me, I will hope continually,

And will praise You yet more and more.


Observation 

The title of the Psalm is “Prayer of an Old Man for Deliverance.”


The psalmist has gone through hard times but he chooses to call on God and continue to praise him because he is worthy 


Psalm 71:4

4 Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,

Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,


Psalm 7:7

7 I have become a marvel to many,

For You are my strong refuge.


Understanding

No matter the circumstance my hope is in Him, my praise will keep going. 


Whatever we are faced with, we have hope in God who is more real than our reality. He speaks of the future and we know our future without a doubt. We have eternal life with Him to look forward to. 


He won and those of us who are with him win too!


He gives me the hope to believe that even though we face hardship on earth we still have the “goodness of the Lord” while we are still here.


He is worthy to be praised because he is good, because he first loved me and sent his Son to die for me while I was still a sinner, and made it possible for me to live in righteousness and wholeness and all his goodness that he has available for me. 
 

Application 

My hope is in Him to do what I know his love can and will do for me.


He is worthy to be praised regardless of how my life is going, good, not so good or just bad. 


When I’m in my car, at the park, getting groceries, on my break, making dinner…


Psalm 71:8 My mouth is filled with Your praise

And with Your glory all day long.


This year has been so crappy, so emotional, and so wonderful! And some things  haven’t changed for the better by much but … 


My hope is in HIM! 


He saved me! He saves you and he continues to save us from our sins! 

He is worthy to be praised!
 
Deborah :Lee