Psalm 119:89-96 ESV –
89 Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
91 By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.
92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.
95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
You are the Sovereign God of all creation, and You are my Father. What comfort! What true security! My soul is truly safe in Your care.
And, as surely as the sun rises in morning, as surely as the tides go high and low, as surely as the seasons change, that is how faithful You are to care for me. There is no circumstance that will happen to me, no affliction that will befall me, no opposition against me, that You will not be there every second, as my God, my Refuge, my Father.
And, Lord, I am not left to “hope in nothing” for You have given me Your Word. O God, Your Word is my life. I know it is a profound privilege that Your Word is so readily available to me. I pray for those who do not have such access to Your Word. I pray that You would soften hearts and give opportunity for Your Word to be given to my brothers and sisters who are being persecuted.
Father, please don’t let me take Your care for me for granted. I am Yours. I want to do Your will.
This week please pray for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in North Korea. Pray for the summit this week. Pray that God’s Word would be allowed in that country.