The Word and trust

“Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true. Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.” Psalm 119:142-143.

We all experience a range of emotions in our lifetime. Personal reasons or circumstances will stir either emotions of happiness, sadness etc. In this life, it’s filled with many ups and downs. I’m sure we’re all familiar with this. A temptation that can be present in the Christian life is that we only talk to God when we’re happy and good. God delights in us being joyful in him. However, God also cares about us, when we’re hurting.

Today we return to our series on Psalm 119, the longest Psalm in the Bible. This Psalm captures the importance and practical nature of God’s word in the believer’s life. In Psalm 119:137-144 we see God’s word is righteous, and trustworthy. The writer of this section expressed his joy that God and his law is trustworthy and sustains him. However, not everyone feels the same way. This writer has experienced opposition, people have chosen to ignore him and God’s word. He says in verse 139 “My zeal wears me out, my enemies ignore my words”.

Though seasons and emotions can be fickle and constantly changing. “Our feelings change but God’s Word never changes” (Wiersbe, p. 1017, 2007).

“Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true. Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.” Psalm 119:142-143.

James