In The Wilderness
Psalm 63:1 a
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2011, Max D. Hutto,
“(A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.) O God, Thou art my God; I shall seek Thee earnestly; My soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns for Thee, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 NASB
The title of this Psalm tells us it was written by David when he was in the wilderness of Judah. With armed men pursuing him, David was running for his life. This Psalm could have been written during the many times Saul pursued David, or during the revolt of Absalom. David was in the wilderness away from the temple of God. He was desperate, disillusioned, and discouraged, yet in the midst of this turmoil, He turns to God, seeking Him with all his might.
Lord Jesus, when it feels like I am in the wilderness, with many uncertainties ahead of me, may I always seek You. When difficult and seemingly impossible times arrive, I will trust in You, for You still are God!
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