Lord, as we grope our way through the dim light of life, not knowing the next step or the way to go, it is wonderful that we can turn to you for help. As David prayed,
Psa 43:3 “Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me;”
[We need your light to see the next step, we need your truth to think correctly. Only you, Lord Jesus, can provide these. There is no human agency who can give us such help for we are limited, small, ignorant.]
“let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.”
[Truth and light point us to you, the Great Rock, the unshakable God who has created all. Unlike David we don’t have to go to a mountain to find you, for you are here, but we need to look to you, to turn from our own wisdom and ideas to you for enlightenment and truth. Reliance on our own understanding is deadly; trust in your understanding brings life, freedom, joy and strength.]
Psa 43:4 “Then will I go to the altar of God,”
[Seeing you clearly again, Lord, leads us to worship, to praise, to bowing before you.]
“ to God, my joy and my delight.”
[You only are the source of real, lasting, enduring joy, based on your eternal character, your powerful being, your perfect personality. And when I see you more and more in worship, you become more and more my delight in the light of your truth. You are the One to be delighted in, for you are marvelous, beautiful, awesome, gracious, mighty and majestic. All the earth has to offer is only a vague shadow of the goodness and greatness that dwells in you, Lord God. When we see you for who you are, it is hard not to delight in you!]
“I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.”
[You are worthy of worship for you are the final authority, you are the ultimate power, you are the Most High, and you are my God, I belong to you, you love me, you care for me, you delight in me! How can that be, with you being so great and I so miniscule, with you being so holy and I so sinful, with you being eternal and I mortal, with you being perfect and I faulty?
Your love overcomes all these obstacles and you have called me to be yours and given yourself to be my God. What a marvelous, illogical, unexpected outcome in an otherwise hopeless world. I praise you, O God, for the great privilege of being your child, of living with you in your light and truth. May you be glorified in my life today. Amen.