Verse 1 – Praise is awaiting You, O God, in Zion; and to You the vow shall be performed.
Verse 2 – O You who hear prayer, to You all flesh will come.
Verse 3 – Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them.
Even David knew that God provided a way for his transgressions to be forgiven. It was a lot more to do with the ritual of sacrifices under the law, then it is today with believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. However, under the law and now, under grace, one must have a sincere heart.
Verse 4 – Blessed is the man whom You choose, and cause to approach You, that he may dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, of Your holy temple.
There is a spiritual refreshing that takes place in God’s presence. When we can feel joy on the inside, we just know everything is going to be all right. God has not brought us this far to see us fail now.
Verse 5 – By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far-off seas;
Verse 6 – Who established the mountains by His strength, being clothed with power;
Verse 7 – You who still the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples.
Verse 8 – They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs; You make the outgoing of the morning and evening rejoice.
God reveals the goodness of His character in nature. The Jews believed that God’s care of nature was a sign of His love and provision for them. How could anyone convince themselves that the creator of everything on earth and heaven is not full of abundant generosity? All anyone has to do is look at what He’s created. When we understand how good He has been to us, it should make us more generous to others.
Verse 9 – You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it.
Verse 10 – You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth.
Since water is the sustainer of life, God’s provision of water identifies Him as the source-the giver of life.
Verse 11 – You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.
Verse 12 – They drop on the pastures of the wilderness, and the little hills rejoice on every side.
Verse 13 – The pastures are clothed with flocks, the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy, they also sing.
So after reading this psalm, we can rest assured, that if God cares enough to water the fields so the grain will grow, He surely will provide everything you and I need that pertains to life. He’s a loving God that only wants the best for His beloved children. Be sure to thank Him for everything.