Psalm 63 is a beautiful ode to divine love. In it, the psalmist expresses his deep yearning for God in the middle of a dry desert. It’s a powerful reminder of how precious and invaluable God’s love truly is, and how important it is for us to seek Him in times of distress and uncertainty. Let’s take a closer look at this beautiful Psalm.
The Setting of Psalm 63
Psalm 63 begins with an urgent cry from the psalmist as he calls out to God. He expresses his intense longing for His presence and his desire to experience His love and protection. This is juxtaposed by the fact that he finds himself in a desolate desert—a place where there is no water, no food, and no help.
Despite his dire circumstances, the psalmist remains steadfast in his faith that God will provide strength and sustenance even in the most challenging of times. He declares that “Your loving-kindness is better than life itself” (vs 3), emphasizing just how much value he places on experiencing God’s love and grace in spite of his circumstances.
The psalmist then proclaims that God’s steadfastness has been with him since birth (vs 6) – an assurance which allows him to keep pressing forward despite whatever challenges he may face. He also states that “My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips” (vs 5). This image paints a vivid picture of contentment; one which comes from trusting fully in God’s goodness even when faced with adversity.
At its core, Psalm 63 is a reminder that our faith should never waver no matter what we are going through—even if we find ourselves isolated without anyone around us, without any material possessions or worldly comforts—for our loving Father will always be there to provide strength and sustenance if we turn to Him in prayerful trust. Reformed Christians everywhere can draw comfort from these words as they strive faithfully along their spiritual journey. May this devotional serve as an encouragement during these uncertain times!