But I, O Lord, cry to you;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.
O Lord, why do you cast my soul away?
Why do you hide your face from me?
I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;
in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.”
It is often said the Psalms cover a myriad of emotions. Perhaps like me, you have experienced the Psalms covering a myriad of your emotions. On any given day, I find myself reading between their lines I hoping to find what I am really feeling.
Notice the juxtaposition of the Psalmist’s emotional interactions with God above. Like me and maybe you also, at one point in the day I can feel very far from God, but at another time I can feel like singing and praising God’s steadfast love!
Notice too the promise in these verses. Even when you and I wonder why we feel cast away and hidden from God’s presence, in the heavens God’s faithfulness will be established. Even when we are certain of God’s steadfast love for us and our loved ones, in the heavens God’s faithfulness will be established.
In the myriad of our emotions…as in the heavens, God’s faithfulness will be established. are established.
Thank You, Lord, that in the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness.