“I will obey Your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.” -Psalm 119:8
As the psalmist sees the beauty and goodness in seeking God’s ways, he asks the Lord to not abandon him. He is needy for God’s help, recognizing he cannot love or obey in his own strength. What a tender picture of this man of stature (possibly even a king if David penned this psalm), to reveal his childlike dependence on God. What else do we have to bring to the Lord but our sin and our need? God has promised in His Word to never forsake His own (Deuteronomy 31:6; 8; Hebrews 13:5). Not only will our Father never forsake us but He fights for His children as well. The believer is not to fear. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). God equips His saints to battle personal sin, Satan and the secular world. He is faithful to guide His little lambs to walk in obedience. His love will not fail us. With God on our side we shall do valiantly.
Grace upon grace,
Grow deeper: Romans 8:31-39