Psalm 119:25-28 NIV 2011
I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds. My soul is weary with sorry; strengthen me according to your word.
As the longest Psalm and chapter in the Bible, the author celebrated the Word of God. The author revealed his faithful determination to hold fast to God’s Word. 119:31, “I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame.” Both the highs and the lows of his life were made bearable through God alone. David’s love was strengthened in sorrow. Psalm 18:1, “I love you, Lord, my strength.” God’s Word strengthened Isaiah. Isaiah 40:29, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” God’s Word encourages the grieving.
In December of 1991 my dear friend walked into eternity. Her children and mine grew up watching dads/husbands play softball. We became fierce friends and great walking buddies. She and her husband bought the property across from us and she was always available to pound out a few miles at a moments notice. We went to the same churches and our children attended as well. God called me to share at her memorial service, which encouraged me through my grief.
How does God strengthen His children daily?
He encourages us,