Psalm 11:4

Psalm 11:4

“His countenance beholds the upright.”

[You, Lord, in your love and goodness, consistently look after us, we who now stand in the uprightness of Christ. You have qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the Kingdom of Light! You are aware of every event that comes to us, you filter out what is truly evil and harmful and you have equipped us to deal with whatever you allow through.  You are carrying us on to glory, honor and praise as we respond to your direction in faith. Your love is great, rich, pure and powerful.]

“Blessed is the man whose help is the God of Jacob”

[You work with us, as you worked with that rebellious rascal Jacob. You are patient, persistent, allowing consequences to bring understanding, intervening at the right time, and drawing us on to full surrender],

“[Blessed is the man] whose hope is the Lord his God”

[Jacob kept calling you, “the God of my father” rather than his own. It took a whole life time of suffering, fear and loss before Jacob on his death bed finally bowed before you and worshiped. May we not wait so long to surrender! ]


“[Blessed is the man whose hope is the] maker of heaven”

[You, Lord, made both the throne room where you dwell, and the starry hosts: trillions of stars (and you know the name of every one!) placed in billions of galaxies, spread across billions of light years of space]

“and earth, the sea and all that is in them”

[You spoke the earth into existence with its mountains and plains, rivers and streams; and the seas with all their great expanse, and the astounding myriad of plants and animals, from the single-celled, up through insects, cats and dogs, to elephants, walrus and whales–plus the unseen spiritual creatures around us.]

You, Lord God, are amazing: powerful, creative, wise, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-present, the Creator, Victor and King. From you alone comes real, sure, enduring hope: the great certainty of having salvation, significance, security, a life of meaning and purpose and then a sinless eternity with you.

We can know that all which comes to us in this life will be for your glory, our good and the outworking of your triumph over evil. To you be glory, honor and praise forever: may you be lifted up, esteemed and exalted in my life today, in my motives, thoughts, words and actions.]