This psalm was written by David “when he was in the wilderness.” Imagine the scene with me: David is seeking, thirsting, feeling faint, dry, and weary (vs 1.) Who can relate? 🙋♀️
We are all familiar – perhaps, all too familiar – with the wilderness seasons of life. If this morning finds you there – feeling faint, dry, and weary – I pray you find comfort in the sweet words of the psalmist.
HOW TO SURVIVE A WILDERNESS SEASON:
- Keep your gaze on God (vs 2.)
- Remember the power of the Lord (vs 2.)
- Don’t stop worshipping in the wilderness (vs 3.)
- Remember that it is well with your soul (vs 5.)
- Verbally speak words of praise and joy – not grumbling (vs 5.)
- Guard your mind at night when you can’t sleep. Meditate on the Lord. Garbage in – garbage out. Gospel in – gospel out (vs 6.)
- Sing! Music is medicine for the soul (vs 7.)
- Don’t let go. God has got you (vs 8.)
The Lord will – not just sustain – but satisfy you as with rich and fat foods (vs 5) even in a wilderness without a drop of water (vs 1.)
Keep walking. This thing does not end here.