“Uphold me… that I may live.” God is the one who holds us in His hand. He is the one that keeps us from faultering. He is the one that sustains us unto salvation. Its good to recognize as the Psalmist does that it is by His grace that we have assurance of life.
And the writer says “Uphold me according to your word.” The Lord’s promise is that He has sealed us, paid for us, justified us, and is sanctifying us to present us as a pure Bride to sing His praise.
Isa 43:20-21, “The beast of the field will honor Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I give waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My people, My chosen. This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise.”
We should always love the Lord’s law, be glad that we have it to read, to show us the difference between right and wrong. It reveals the Lord’s will to us. It is the Lord’s will that we love Him, obey Him, and trust Him for all things.
Every day we have in this life are given to us by Him. He sees them from beginning to end, and our destinies are to be with the Lord forever.
“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them” (Psa 139:16).
The Psalmist writes, “My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.” I read through the book of Revelation last week, and I have to say that my heart trembled at the wrath of God. I think that was the first time where I deeply felt that way. God sees all things, knows every thought, every action, and every word said in secret. If it wasn’t for the precious blood of our Lord, His atonement on our behalf, we would pay the full, unfiltered, unrestrained wrath of God against us for our wickedness. Words cannot express the fear that I feel in regard to having God’s wrath focused on me. And words cannot express how much I appreciate what Jesus did for me. The greatness of His love and mercy, His grace and compassion confound me. That He would do that for me when I deserve the opposite.
Blessed be His name.