A Meditation on Psalm 50

Father, you are in need of nothing.  The whole earth is yours.  If you were hungry, you would eat whatever you wanted.  If you were thirsty, you would drink whatever you wanted.  Anything that you ordain to come to pass happens.  You need me to do nothing to accomplish your purposes.  Here is what you desire:  “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving (that is make thanksgiving my sacrifice to you) and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” 50:14-15.

Lord, who am I that the Almighty Creator and Sustainer of all things would have affection for me?  It is unbelieveable that you would save me, but you did not just forgive me – you also adopted me.  You made me family and now you ask me to ask you for help when I am in trouble and you will deliver me – and I will glorify you.  Lord, this is true!  The paths that you have led me down have often times been hellish, wrought with suffering, adversity & pain, but you have been ever near to me.  You have walked with me, shown me my own sins and encumbrances and you have delivered me.  I am so different today because you have marked me with your presence, love and affection.  You have not delivered me from suffering, you have delivered me through suffering.

I feel overwhelmed that you have met me in this way.  With all of the souls on the planet, the stars to hold in place, the magnitude of power and attention that it must take to hold all things together – and still you care for a weak, struggling man like me.  Why?  Because you love me (Deuteronomy 7:7-8).  You love me because I am a blood bought son; a son that brought (or brings) nothing to the relationship but filth – filth that all too often I run back to.  But you, being rich in mercy, made me alive, raised me, forgave me and made me a son.  Thank You.  May my heart worship you.

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