PSALM 34:1-4

  1. I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
  2. My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.
  3. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
  4. I sought (inquired of) for the Lord, and required Him (of necessity, and on the authority of His Word), and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.

There are so many wonderful things going on in these 4 verses. The end is the best part. “He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.” We cannot deliver ourselves from our fears. We can refuse to fear. But once they live inside us, we need the Almighty to deliver.

This is a Psalm of David. He says that he will bless the Lord at all times and continually praise Him. Do we do that or are their times we get discouraged and complain about our hard situation? This is the time to keep our eyes on the good thing God will bring out of our trials.

If we are continually praising the Lord, we are in a safe place. The trial will end a lot quicker. If we are happy all the time others will see, and it will be a good witness. We can ask them to praise with us. It strengthens others when they see you praising in the midst of a trial.

We are to seek, inquire and require the Lord. We are to look for Him. This means we are not just putting in time asking for the same thing every day. We are to look for Him until we find Him because we need Him. We won’t leave until we find Him. He wants us to be determined to get an audience with the King. Then He will deliver us from all of our fears. He may not do it all at once, but He will do it. This is His promise and how we receive it.


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