PSALMS 119:81-88 THE DEJECTION OF DESPAIR


PSALMS 119:81-88 THE DEJECTION OF DESPAIR

IT’S A DRAIN ON EMOTIONAL ENERGY

   LOOK FOR GOD’S RESCUE             My soul faints for Your salvation:

   LOOK FOR GOD’S RESPONSE       but I hope in Your word. 

IT’S A DRAIN ON OUR EVALUATION

   LOOK FOR GOD’S PERSPECTIVE Mine eyes fail for Your word, saying,

   LOOK FOR GOD’S PROMISE          When will You comfort me?

IT’S A DRAIN ON PHYSICAL ENERGY For I am become like a bottle in the smoke
                          (a wineskin in the smoke pictures getting dried out, stiff, & cracked; It’s a way of saying I’m impotent and essentially leaking & useless.) 

   LOOK FOR GOD’S REJUVENATION yet do I not forget your statutes.

   LOOK FOR GOD’S RENEWAL           How many are the days of your servant?

   LOOK FOR GOD’S RESULTS when will you execute judgment on them
that persecute me
                                                 

IT’S A DRAIN ON SPIRITUAL ENERGY The proud have digged pits for me,  

                                                                                   which are not after your law.                                     Facing spiritual pitfalls that drain us emotionally, mentally and even spiritually – can discouraged us beyond an ability to cope 

   LOOK TO GOD’S WORD FOR RELIABILITY     All your commandments are faithful:

   LOOK TO GOD’S WORD FOR REALITY            they persecute me wrongfully help me.

   LOOK TO GOD’S WORD FOR REDIRECTION They had almost consumed me on earth

     DON’T FORSAKE HIS WORD                             but I forsook not thy precepts.

   LOOK TO GOD’S WORD FOR RECOVERY        Quicken me after your lovingkindness;

     DON’T FORGET HIS WORD                                so will I keep the testimony of your mouth

Each of these eight verses begin with the Hebrew term Caph. CAPH is the eleventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet and is suggestive of the term palm which is the inside cupped area of the hand.

God’s Palm Demonstrates His infinite sovereignty

Isa 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand. Now that’s impressive holding the seven seas in your palm.

God’s Palm Demonstrates His intimate sensitivity

Isa. 49:16 Behold, I have graven you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

God’s Palm Demonstrates His individual security

Jn. 10:28 neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. No man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Nothing is too big for him, nothing, no matter how small and insignificant is missed by his gaze and no power can defy his protective grip. We can trust on his tender care and gentle hold on us.

My name from the palms of His hands

Eternity will not erase;

Impressed on His heart it remains

In marks of indelible grace.

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One Response to PSALMS 119:81-88 THE DEJECTION OF DESPAIR

  1. Ken Staton says:

    Thank you Steve for the blessing of Scripture. It’s rare these days.

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