“Unto You O Lord do I lift up my soul.”-Psalm 86: 4.
This Psalm expresses the conscious effort David made to raise his whole being above earth, to lift the heavy grossness of his nature, bound up in the chains of this difficult world, up and up to the Most High God who is his home. Do you think such yearning and striving to communicate with a living, loving God will be ignored? Is it possible that I shall stretch out my eager hands and grope in vain for God? Is it possible that He shall not take note of me, that my poor faith shall be disappointed, that my prayer shall be lost in empty space, that my soul shall not find its rest? No, not ever. Jesus poses the question, “What man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?” He also provides the answer to the longings of every heart hungry for God, “How much more shall your Father, which is in heaven, give good things to them that ask Him.”
- Alex MacLaren
“Look at the birds of the air; for they neither sow nor reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of much more value than they?”
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”-Psalm 23:6.