Today we read through chapters 68-72.
In Psalm 68, we see David praising the Lord for the ways He provides for and protects His people. He says the Lord scatters His enemies. David tells us that God is Father to the fatherless and protector of the widows. This is a beautiful reminder that God is our provider and protector, He is all that we need, no matter what that may be.
Psalm 69 is a cry to God for help. David tells the Lord he feels as though he is drowning and needs to be rescued from those who hate him. He has been hated for the sake of the Lord, because he serves and lives his life for Him. David has faith that the Lord will deliver him, as he says God does not despise His own people, but hears the needy. That is so encouraging to be reminded once again that He hears our cries.
In Psalm 70 we see that David is not afraid to ask the Lord to come quickly to his aide. This is something I do not normally think to pray for, but I know that He wants me to ask for Him to provide for my needs. No matter what, He will act in His timing, and in that I can take great comfort.
Psalm 71 shows us yet again that God is David’s hope and in whom he trusts. It is encouraging to see these things repeated over and over again, and recognize that we too should be striving for God to be our hope.
Psalm 72 is speaking of the King to come—Jesus. It speaks of how He will deliver the poor and give strength to the needy. In Him the lost are found and the weak are saved. Verse 17 says; “May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed!” Jesus is the name above all names and He will be praised forevermore.