Psalm 116


Psalm 116: 5-7


5 The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6 The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7 Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.


Observation-What does it say?

This whole Psalm is awesome, but I decided to choose the part about God’s character. 


Understanding-What does it mean?

When we meditate on the perfect character of God as revealed in His perfect Word, it brings us peace and comfort.


Life Application

Katie Thompson did a great job speaking on “Overcoming Anxiety” last Sunday night. Please check it out! You can watch it on YouTube at this link:


On the physical level, anxiety is basically a build up of adrenaline in the brain and body that has no place to go. That’s why mental health professionals say that exercise is important for very anxious people. However, on the spiritual/soul level, it is a lack of peace and rest. A few of the ways to counteract that lack of peace and rest is by going to Jesus, through Prayer, His Word, and Worship, which Katie so eloquently spoke about. 


As we meditate on the Word of God and His amazing character of saving grace, righteousness, compassion, protection, and goodness (as this Psalm talks about), our soul comes to a place of rest. Let’s thank Him today for all of His amazing qualities, that we as His children, filled with the Holy Spirit, have direct access to. 


“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, WITH thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7


-Michelle Gaddi