Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord—
Your salvation according to Your word.

Psalm 119:41 (NKJV)

On this Lord’s Day we come to the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet; “waw” in the NKJV, “vau” in the KJV. Today’s verse is a short prayer of the psalmist in a time of great anxiety. It is a source of comfort in our ordinary lives and our trials that surround us, that here is King David regardless of his greatness beset by trials too. In his state of anguish David needed to call on God in prayer, as we do today. Take note that the psalmist calls upon mercies plural, which is repeated again in verse 77; “Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live…” The mercies sought here in my view, are not just incidental but also eternal – that is pertaining to salvation.

The incidental worries of life can be likened to a fog rolling in over the coast, which pretty soon will obscure all the landmarks. Our worries, and those of the psalmist, can obscure our view of the way of eternal salvation. In such regular trials of faith God has provided a light to guide us – His Word.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32:8

Dear Reader, let us take courage from the fact that King David had trials. He also needed to seek the mercies of Almighty God; the love of our Eternal Father God. Let us also pray: “Dear Father God, let your mercies come also to me, O Lord – Your salvation according to Your Word, Amen.”


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