Psalm 63 is simply beautiful, and as such, it’s one of my favorite Psalms.
Poet and preacher, John Donne from the late 16th century describes the Psalms as “an ointment poured out upon all sort of sores, a cerecloth that supplies all bruises, a balm that searches all wounds.” Regarding Psalm 63 specifically, he calls it “imperial” because it has “command over all affections and spread[s] [itself] over all occasions.” It doesn’t matter if your Pentecostal, Anglican, Lutheran, Catholic, or Non-Denominational, the power of this Psalm is universal. No matter our church affiliation or denomination of choice, this Psalm serves as a beautifully written reminder that only God can quench the thirst of our souls.
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”Psalm 63:1
Seek good where you are
Psalm 63 is also a reminder that we should seek God in all situations, and our worship should reflect the situation we are experiencing. If you’re struggling with sin, let your words and worship reflect that battle. If you’ve just experienced a great triumph, let your words and worship reflect your praise.
Charles Spurgeon said it best: “David did not leave off singing because he was in the wilderness, neither did he in slovenly idleness go on repeating Psalms intended for other occasions; but he carefully made his worship suitable to his circumstances, and presented to his God a wilderness hymn when he was in the wilderness. There was no desert in his heart, though there was a desert around him. We too may expect to be cast into rough places ere we go hence. In such seasons, may the Eternal Comforter abide with us, and cause us to bless the Lord at all times, making even the solitary place to become a temple for Jehovah.”
Sister, remember that God’s got you in whatever season you’re currently in. If Psalm 63 reflects where you are then sing it out to God, but if it doesn’t find another Psalm, song, or your own words, to be honest with God about where you’re at. I promise, he will be faithful to meet you there.
There were so many good verses in this short Psalm and I want to leave you with a couple more of my favorites:
“Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.”Psalm 63:3
“My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”Psalm 63:8
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